B&W PowerMac shows a "circle w/hash mark" graphic during startup. Any clues?

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  1. macaddict23 macrumors 6502

    macaddict23

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    This is a B&W PowerMac with a 400MHz G4 upgrade with OS X 10.3 installed. It was working fine last week. Does this graphic mean that it can't find a System Folder, similar to the blinking folder in OS 9? Please help. Thanks!
     
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    Just to clarify, are you getting this?

    [​IMG]

    There's a lot of information in this KB article which may help.
     
  3. macaddict23 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup, that's it

    So far, I've inserted a 10.4 upgrade disc, and restarted while holding down the "C" key. The Apple logo shows up for a split second, then back to the circular graphic that you've posted above.
     
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    Well shoot, not wonder pressing the "C" key or "X" key during start up didn't work. Both USB ports in the back are dead.
     
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    Well, I was planning on upgrading to USB 2.0 anyways.
     

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