Crashed G4 - no start up at all

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PeteLindsay, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. PeteLindsay macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2005
    I have a completely crashed system that won’t even begin start up. There was an extensions conflict after I attempted to install Iomega HotBurn driver. I booted in safe mode and deleted all files with HotBurn in the name – as recommended in Iomega’s support pages, then shut down. Now my G4 won’t even begin to start up. Is there any way of resolving this problem without re-installing OS. I don’t have many of the software CD’s and there is also a large amount of image editing on my desktop.
  2. .:*Robot Boy*:. macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2005
    New Zealand
  3. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Have you tried starting up your G4 with the Mac OS installer CD? Need to use the C key during startup. Then I would run Repair Permissions from the CD. I you have the AppleCare CD you could also run a check of you system from the CD.
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    When you power the machine on, are there any unusual indications? Like, the power light blinks a certain number of times, or there's an unusual sound, something like that. That info can be helpful for diagnostics.

    At exactly what point does it stop acting normal during startup?

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