First post and hopefully you can assist. I'm aware I might not be in the right forum so any directions appreciated
To cut a long story short, my Hackintosh media centre running Snow Leopard is now failing to boot and wont get to the splash screen that had a Chameleon on it. Unfortunately I cant remember the build but it might be iAtkos?
My father was an avid x86 / Hackintosh builder but unfortunately he passed away in November, and despite my computer savvy, I dont have enough to diagnose the problem on my own.
The box itself contains a main drive with the OS, and a second drive with all my music, photos etc... so obviously I'm keen to either (a) get it running again or ( at the very least, recover my valuable data. I took a backup a few months back but will lose some photos
When I power on the machine, the disk whirrs, it goes to some BIOS splash screens - more slowly than usual - then stops at a certain stage. I'm attaching screenshots to help explain the failure point. The final stage is where it says "DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER".
I suspect it hasnt even got to the OSX load point, and this is a boot / DOS issue but cant be sure
If anyone has seen something similar, or can guide me to a solution of sorts, I'd really really appreciate it