Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 3:21 PM (in response to just Al)
You should be able to boot from Lion Recovery no matter what (though some like to have it safely installed on another external drive too)
And with Windows DVD in the drive, you can't?
There is no Lion DVD unless you burned one, like some do.
There have been Windows updates - maybe you just got the updates for March's Patch Tuesday and some others issued along the way. And a few people did get burned by one of those (they didn't say which so I am in the dark too)
Do you have OS X on another drive? do you have a bootable clone perhaps?
Are you using just OS X on iMac now?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 3:30 PM (in response to The hatter)
Thank you for the speedy reply, but, I cannot boot from Lion Recovery.
I cannot boot from windows dvd.
Yes I burned lion onto a dvd.
No do not have OS X on another drive.
I am using a different computer to use forum and pose my problem.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 6:01 AM (in response to just Al)
Can you install Lion then to a external drive?
Then sneaker net it over and try some system repair and diagnostics.
If it was me, I would use WD Lifeguard (Windows) and do Full Zero and Extended Test of your hard drive
There should also be a ISO to put on CD.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 7:31 PM (in response to The hatter)
I installed Lion on to another drive to no avail also installed lion recovery onto a usb and still could not get it to boot into either, paid some money with Apple online assistance to be told take it to an Apple Dealer, which I did.
I will post here the outcome in case others end up with same problem. thanks for the assistance.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2012 9:58 PM (in response to just Al)
I have no idea as to how the guy at local Apple Repair got it to escape Windows recovery page, but, he reset NVRAM and SMC, updated boot records for windows and repaired start up registry.