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disc drive after snowleopard install

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This is my first time posting on here and I need some help. After installing snow leopard I asked me to restart so I clicked restart and waited for the boot up screen. When the gigabyte logo appeared I pushed the eject button on my disc drive however nothing happened... I then restarted and manually opened the disc drive with a pin and inserted the ###### disc, however the disc does not even spin up. Every attempt at starting the computer just stays at the, 'Loading operating system...' I have no idea what to do :S I tryed reinstalling windows however my drive will not even spin up so that was impossible.

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Clear the CMOS.
Turn the PSU off/Unplug the power cable, then push and hold the power button for 10 seconds, then boot up and all should be fine.
Mine used to do this sometimes.

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Thanks you so much it worked :) However I now have another problem... I have ASUS GTX 570, I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. System profilers detects that its a GTX 570 however I cant increase my resolution and I also get a kernal panic after about 10 mins :S Any ideas would be greatly appreciated :)

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Is it a fermi card? If so install the Fermi drivers from Nvidias website, or update to Lion.

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GTX 5xx series are not supported on Snow Leopard, even with the Quadro 4000 drivers from Nvidia.

You need at least Lion for 5xx cards. Until then, use GraphicsEnabler=n to avoid kernel panics.

The information you see in System Profiler is put there by Chameleon's GraphicsEnabler, but of course that doesn't help you when there is no driver support.

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