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    Default iMac will not boot past white screen / Apple logo

    Mid 2010 27" iMac had what I assumed to be a failed hard drive. It would not boot or recognize the hard drive. I replaced the hard drive. Tried to boot it up again, but nothing has changed. I hit the power button, hear the chimes, see the Apple logo and nothing after that. I have tried booting with the option key held, click the install disc and it will go no further. Could someone please help?
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    Did you format and prepare the drive for OS X installation? Is it set to boot to the correct drive?
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    Default Re: Why won't my iMac boot past the white screen / Apple logo?

    I am sorry to say that the hard drive was not formatted. I was hoping that the formatting of the hard drive would be done prior to the OS installation automatically. Obviously I was wrong. What steps would you recommend at this point?

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