iBook not starting up

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by X-Factor, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. X-Factor macrumors member

    X-Factor

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    #1
    I have an iBook G4 933 and just yesterday I tried turning it on and it got stuck on the boot panel: "Login Window Starting". It had been acting funny for a fews before that... is there any way I can start it up all the way to see if something is wrong? :cool:

    P.s. I already tried repairing permission and the hard disk, but it tells me it has lost connection with the disk. I don't really want to reinstall the OS, because I have important things I need!!
     
  2. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like your hard drive has gone down the pooper. Sorry to tell you but IMO I think you need a new hard drive.
     
  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    What disk are you refering to...the disk that came with your system(restore disK)....did you try to reinstall the OS but it failed?




    Bless
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I don't have high hopes but try running fsck all the same. :)
     
  5. X-Factor thread starter macrumors member

    X-Factor

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    Thanks eveybody... I'll try those over the weekend. Hopefully I won't have to clean-install OS X again. :confused:
     

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