ibook not booting up into 10.4 tiger

upsguy27

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my ibook 800mhz g3 isn't booting up. I just turned it on one day & it showed the apple logo as usual, it went to the Starting up screen, and then it just disappears and i'm left with a blue screen, and the mouse sometimes appears for about 10 seconds and then it goes away. i've tried formatting, installing an earlier operating system, using a boot cd, booting from an external hard drive, everything. i have no idea what's going on. help!
 

noodle654

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Jun 2, 2005
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my ibook 800mhz g3 isn't booting up. I just turned it on one day & it showed the apple logo as usual, it went to the Starting up screen, and then it just disappears and i'm left with a blue screen, and the mouse sometimes appears for about 10 seconds and then it goes away. i've tried formatting, installing an earlier operating system, using a boot cd, booting from an external hard drive, everything. i have no idea what's going on. help!
I would do a re-install.
 

upsguy27

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please the only mac os disk i have is my imac system restore disks. would that work? i cant reinstall my os if i dont have an os for it. if it helps, i had installed front row using Pacifist and Front row enabler before i turned my ibook on again. what files does front row add/modify?
 

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