3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 12, 2013 10:49 AM by jaymur
jaymur Level 1 (0 points)

Hi there,


I recently had an iMac die on me. Upon reboot, the iMac would boot with a folder and a question mark. Assuming the hard-drive ran into problems, I attempted to run Disk Warrior, Disk Utility or several other bootable programs off USB with no luck. Doing such simply led to the iMac booting with a cicle & a slash. Booting in verbose or single-user mode eventually showed the message "waiting for root device" which slowly repeated.


I've since tried to boot the iMac with a new hard-drive and without any attached, whilst having a Snow Leopard USB install stick attached. The iMac still won't boot past the circle with the slash.


The computer is an 17-inch iMac (Intel, Core Duo).


Any advice?