error message "Restart computer' is repeating

After installing a new hard drive, great step by step explanation on ifixit, I installed the OS version 10.4.7 which the computer came with.

Than I installed the OS X Leopard and connected with the time machine to restore the backup files.

This took multiple hours and this morning I got the message restore complete please reboot. which I did but now after rebooting the gray screen turns to a dark gray screen and the message in a black box appears "Restart computer by holding down the button..." Unfortunately everytime I do this I end up with the same screen.

I run disk utilities and repair disk, but can't detect any problems.

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Disconnect the external and try. Start in "Safe Mode" by holding down the "shift key". If successful download the 10.5 updates and get it to 10.5.8.

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Thank you for your help. I discovered that we actually upgraded to Snow Leopard and to restore files from the time machine it has to be with the same operating system as it was saved as a back up.

Now the imac is up and running again and everything was saved.

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If you upgraded to Snow Leopard, you have an Intel machine, not a G5.

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