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#1 Tony Clifton_45

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:00 AM

I have an intel based Mac Mini I bought at an auction a few weeks ago. I can login to the Mac Mini. OS is 10.6. I have an account and admin privilages. However, Deep Freeze is installed on this Mac Mini. I'm looking for a way to reformat the hard drive and start over. I have Max OS X 10.6 install discs. I have tried restarting and holding down the 'C' when booting. However, I believe Deep Freeze bybasses starting from the CD somehow and boots directly to the Mac OS. It doesn't appear Deep Freeze can be removed without the admin password which I do not have. At this point, I am ready to reformat and reinstall Mac OS but I don't know how to get around Deep Freeze. Is there some way I can bypass Deep Freeze when booting so I can boot to CD. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 11:37 AM

At startup try holding down the option key. See here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1533
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Posted 17 May 2011 - 11:50 AM

Try the above suggestions first, if that fails you can always boot into single-user mode (Command + S when booting), and remove the .AppleSetUpDone file, which will allow you to use the computer as if it were new.

To do so, follow the instructions here!

It says for Leopard, but the same works for Snow Leopard.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:23 AM

Try the above suggestions first, if that fails you can always boot into single-user mode (Command + S when booting), and remove the .AppleSetUpDone file, which will allow you to use the computer as if it were new.

To do so, follow the instructions here!

It says for Leopard, but the same works for Snow Leopard.

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