Blue screen!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wef, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. wef macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2007
    So, I'm running 10.4 on my iBook G4 (power Pc) and just downloaded the new updates for quicktime, safari, itunes, the security, and the general update for the Power PC line of macs. After I restarted my computer, I opened up safari again, but then it crashed. After 3 restarts I keep getting brought to a blue screen, and nothing seems to be running. Once its gotten to the log in, but subsequently crashed.

    I have a paper due tomorrow, is there any way to fix this by

    Any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks!!
  2. SthrnCmfrtr macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    As you boot the next time, hold Cmd + V, which will display boot messages and stuff. They might hold some clues.

    It sounds like there's a bad problem, though. You might have to do an archive & install (don't worry, it won't delete all of your information and you'll be back up in no time).
  3. eyemac74119 macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2007
    try firefox for a mac? then browse for a mac .dmg version
  4. Sawtooth811 macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2007
    Alsip, IL
    Oh God, I had the same problem with my Sawtooth G4 at the beginning of this year. What I did was re-install Tiger, or startup on a Tiger/Leopard disk and repair permissions, and repaired disk, but I require you to re-install, or if you have another login account such as guest that isn't managed, then login as guest. The administrator login has failed, and needs repair or re-installation.

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