G4 wont boot up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cisco52382, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. cisco52382 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    All it does is try to boot and gets to the last part where it says "windows login starting" or something close to that. I figured out how to get to the Firmware page so my question would be is there anything I can do from there to figure out what is wrong? Hopefully without having to loose everything...
     
  2. Sawtoothdude macrumors regular

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    try booting to the system CD and have it run Disk first aid and repair permissions. Hope this helps Good luck.
     
  3. cisco52382 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually I have no idea what you just said. I don't have any cds with it just an ibook no software came with it... I have had it for like 2 years now and no prbs untill now randomly.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Well, before we get too far into this, do you have another Mac you can use Target Disk Mode with to hopefully back your data up? I've got a feeling you'll need to get your hands on some OSX discs, too. :eek:
     

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