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OS X :: Trying To Boot From Install Disc - Stuck At Apple Logo?

i'm trying to boot from the Snow Leopard install disc so I can format my drive and re-install, however... it just gets stuck on the white screen with the grey Apple logo, what's up with that?

View 5 Replies (Posted: Dec 29, 2010)

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