Powerbook G4 Won't completely Boot Up!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Rick Shepherd, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. Rick Shepherd macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Tonight, I opened up Garageband, went into preferences to configure the audio for my peripheral audio device, and the computer and curser locked up, so I had to shut it down by pressing the power button for 4 seconds. I restarted the G4 and it would only boot up to a blue screen with the pointer curser, but would not finish loading anything on the desktop, no icons, no menu, nothing. I tried restarting repeatedly this way, but got the same result each time. Any thoughts on what could be wrong? Any way to correct this problem?
     
  2. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Flash the pram. Reboot it. Hold down apple-option-p-r. It will beep and restart.

    If that doesn't work try booting from a recovery cd. Getting it fully booted may be sufficient
     
  3. Rick Shepherd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I will try that! How do I reboot from a recovery CD?
     
  4. Shadow macrumors 68000

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  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    While you're booted from the CD, head to Disk Utility (in the Installer menu I believe) and Repair Disk. It can't hurt and it might help. :)
     
  6. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    WRONG! Its in the Utilites menu.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, there you go. Of course, I always just fsck my machines instead. Much naughtier. :p
     

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