HELP!! iBookG4 wont start!!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by BLDun, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have an iBook G4 and whenever I try to start it up all I get is the dark box that says you need to restart your computer. . . . . . in four different languages. When I insert the restore disc and run disc utilities I get a red message that says "invalid leaf record count (should be 10 instead of 201)". I don't have a clue what this means but when I try to repair it, it ends up saying that it is unrepairable.
    So, I attempted a reinstall and it walked me through the process to the point where I am to choose a destination and it just sits there indefinately. I never get a pic of the HD to select.

    Any suggestions?????

    I need help!!

    Thanks!
    Barry
     
  2. macrumors 604

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    Have you tried running the disk utility on the install disk? That should be under the utilities menu once you get far enough in the install process.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    No, I haven't. Didn't even think of that but I will give it a try. Do you think it might be bad???
     

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