start up problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by puckhead193, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    So my brother came home and went to go play some warcraft. It froze and he forced shut down. When he restarted he got the circle and the X screen.
    The genius doesn't have the restore disks etc, will my PB disks work?
    What should he/I do?
    he has a PM G5

    edit - his computer is working fine now. he let it sit for a while and now everything is just dandy ;) :rolleyes:
    What do u think happened :confused:
  2. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2005
    Well, yes and no.

    Yes - they will work.

    No - they will cause a lot of problems.
    A lot includes problems with differences in hardware, etc.
    He'll have a hard time with it.

    I'd recommend he looks EVERYWHERE for the install disks, as they're VERY important disks.

    I'm assuming by "the genius" you mean your brother and not an Apple Store Genius?

    If he can't find them, have him take the Power Mac into a nearby Apple Store. I'm sure a "real" Apple Genius wouldn't mind reinstalling OS X for him. Free or not, I don't know. If he's in warranty it'll be free, most likely.

    Edit: Wow, I didn't even see your edit. Sorry about that.

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