I am trying to restore Mavericks from Time Machine. I have done it before and then it went smoothly. Now the installation process stops with a message that the installation can't be completed. I do know may way around the Mac, having used it for more than 30 years. I do not have Mavericks on a bootable drive, only on the Time Machine. So I am using a Snow Leopard installation DVD to enter the Time Machine. I do have a Yosemite bootable USB but it doesn't allow me to enter TM.
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JA: What's the model of your Apple device (e.g. Macbook, iMac, iPhone
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Customer: iMac early 2009
JA: When did you purchase your iMac? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I bought it in 2009. I have tried to install from TM two times. Failed both times after about 50% restore
JA: Anything else you want the Mac expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I am right now verifying the TM disk with Disk Utility. Takes a long time