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RoeIncarnate, Mac Software Engineer
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My mac wont boot up from disc. Ive tried dozens

Customer Question

My mac won't boot up from disc. I've tried dozens of times to use disk warrior--holding down "C" as the computer is booting up from being shut down and on restart, but it simply won't boot up from the disk. It will mount the disk on the desktop, but that's about it.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  RoeIncarnate replied 9 years ago.
By disk do you mean hard drive or CD/DVD?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to RoeIncarnate's Post: I'm wanting to boot from the Disk Warrior CD so I can run the software. My computer reads it briefly and then starts up as it normally would, bringing me to my login page.
Expert:  RoeIncarnate replied 9 years ago.
What version of Disk Warrior?

What model Mac do you have?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I'm running mac osx 10.4.11 and disk warrior 3.03.
Expert:  RoeIncarnate replied 9 years ago.
What model Mac do you have? Is it an intel Mac?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
yes it is an intel core duo. 1.83mhz.
Expert:  RoeIncarnate replied 9 years ago.
Ok, that is the reason.

You need the newer version of Disk Warrior (4.x). see the first section.

But you need to look at their system requirements since there is a note about many of the Intel Macs are not bootable with it.

If this is the answer to your question, please kindly select * ACCEPT * so I can be rewarded for my efforts.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I think it wouldn't have seemed so arduous if I had been asked the version of my mac and the disk I was running and so on. I suppose had I been dug enough I could have found this out myself. I don't really think that this particular problem is really worth the $9 answer (even though it is correct.)