iMac A1311 does not start, due to no HARD drive

I have an iMac A1311 that has no HARD drive, so I have a disk HARD of Windows and OS X 10.6.1 discs. Can I use my PC to format the HARD drive and install OS X on the HDD using my PC? iMac will not start cuz no HARD drive

Unfortunately, you can not. You will need to install a hard drive in the Mac - you cannot install or run Mac OS on a Windows machine (or anything other than Mac hardware).

In addition, if this one is to end 2011, most likely cannot install 10.6.x as it came without doubt with 10.7 Lion (depending on when it was released or purchased). Mac can not boot from an OS older than what they came with. If it came with Lion, you can install a HDD and then use recovery to format and install the original above operating system (if you downloaded/purchased previously with your Apple ID).

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