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Imac hd wont boot and mount. My imac 2009 wldnt boot so i fsck dnt help , Disk utility verified cldnt fix problem.s.m.a.r.t advised backup data and see apple asap.so i decided to format mountain lion and load snow leopard.since i have dvd 10.6 . Problem electricity cut power during format when DUu unmounted hd , restarted and tried to format bt its not erasing just stuck thr the whole day even goes into sleep mode,what to do to mount internal hd so i erase.or complete format.help ????? Its a 1tb hd

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there is the single user start-up, which you were thinking of. There is also a safe-boot for macs.

To start up into Safe Mode (to Safe Boot), do this:

1. Be sure the computer is shut down.
2. Press the power button.
3. Immediately after you hear the startup tone, hold the Shift key. The Shift key should be held as soon as possible after the startup tone but not before.
4. Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple icon and the progress indicator (looks like a spinning gear).

During startup in Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you will see "Safe Boot" on the login window, which appears even if you normally log in automatically.

During startup in Mac OS X 10.2 through 10.3.9, you will see "Safe Boot" on the Mac OS X startup screen.

To leave Safe Mode in any version of Mac OS X, restart the computer normally, without holding any keys during startup.

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