G4 panther stuck in boot up menu

Discussion in 'macOS' started by needhelp22, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. needhelp22 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    i have a ibook G4 Mac OS X Panther (10.3) and computer turns on fine but once the blue bar is almost done with bootup it stops on "Login Window starting" . mouse works fine but just never finishes loading. HELP ME WHAT CAN I DO!! tried many things other posts said but none helped. Im fine with just a total restart i have no important files but dont know how to do that.... when i hold down the "C" key on startup with the disk in the drive it ejects the disk and goes back to being stuck!
     
  2. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    You either have a bad hard drive, bad ram or a bad logic board.

    I'd start with the ram.
     
  3. needhelp22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. needhelp22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    or is it just possible to wipe it clean and start fresh? If so how do I do so?
     

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