G4 Imac won't boot up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bixbeats, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. bixbeats macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey Guys-
    I have recently acquired a G4 iMac that supposedly has hardly ever been used. I got it for running only Reason and Pro Tools 6.7. My problem: Before the computer is even done booting up, a message pops up that says "you must restart your computer by pressing the restart button or hold down the power button for several seconds." When I restart it, the same message keeps coming back up. This happens all before the desktop or log-in screen has a chance to appear, mouse not functional. Any suggestions as to how to solve this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    The Netherlands
    #2
    Could be software related, i.e. something wrong with the Mac OS X installation.
    Can you get a retail version of Tiger (or the original restore CD's) to wipe the HD and reinstall the OS?
     

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