i command you to boot.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macmancan, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. macmancan macrumors newbie

    macmancan

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    #1
    hello macmen and women,

    i have a little problem. im pretty new to mac and my pm g4 just wont boot.
    it stays on the apple loading screen and wont go any further. i tried the restore disk and i can boot from the dvd drive. 1 way i tried to get it to work was: starting it up again, after the "bong" i held on o, f, apple command, and alt. i restet preferences and i did the other thing it told me to do. another way i tried to get it to work was by: starting it up again...holding on alt and s key until it brought me up to the screen were i can modify the files( the Black and White screen.) there were no files needed for repair so i stopped that. are you following me? well how do i get it to work?:) :confused:
     
  2. Oryan macrumors 6502a

    Oryan

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    #2
    cross-reference: gunna get the boot

    Did you try resetting the PRAM? Cmd-Option-P-R on startup until you hear a second chime.
     
  3. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

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    #3
    Let's see ...

    - Holding Option (Alt) at boot: do you see the hard drive on there?

    - Booting from the CD (holding C at boot), and running Disk Utility from there: did anything need fixing?

    - Archive and install OS X? (might be a bit much, only do this after you tried everything else that has been suggested)
     
  4. macmancan thread starter macrumors newbie

    macmancan

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    #4
    umm

    hey after g i tried all those things that you recommended. there was really nothing wrong with the harddrive but thanks oryan ill try that.:)
     

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