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W I started my Mac Mini only white screen with activity wheel shows up. No blue screen. I think my Mac is crashed.

Now when I inserted my Leopard DVD and rebooted, it didn't show me any option to install.

  • What to do?
  • Is there anything which can same my data?
  • Do I need to format my Mac?
  • Why isn't it not showing the menu to reinstall it?
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WHy is it off topic ? – Akshay Thakur Mar 1 '11 at 10:10
    
@Akshay Thakur Because questions on StackOverflow are for programming. You're much more likely to get an answer on SuperUser – Aurum Aquila Mar 1 '11 at 11:33
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You can also try booting while holding down the Option key, which will display all your boot options: cd, usb, hard drive, etc. If that doesn't work, try targeted disk mode (You must have a firewire port and cable connected to another computer for this to be of any use): boot while holding the T key. This will treat your mac like an external hard drive essentially, so you can retrieve any necessary data and re-install the operating system using another mac.

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You need to press and hold down the c key during boot. Only then will it start from DVD.

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I did that but Didn't work :( – Akshay Thakur Mar 1 '11 at 13:54

Apple has a support document providing troubleshooting advice for refusal to boot issues.

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