FSCK mode problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by oclugg, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. oclugg macrumors newbie

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    I'm not able to restart my iMac g4 in FSCK mode, I'm holding down the apple and s keys but the mac just starts up as normal. I'm trying to fix something tha Disk utilities can't/won't do. I don't have the os x disks either, as the software came on the 2nd hand imac I just bought. Any ideas?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's not really fsck mode, it's Single User Mode. What sort of keyboard do you have? Is it wired?
     
  3. oclugg thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Can you try a different keyboard and USB port? Maybe leave everything unplugged from the power socket for a minute or so to let the capacitors drain first. :)
     
  5. oclugg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It turns out you have to wait for the "bong" then hold the keys down. Thanks.
     

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