I'm new to Mac and having problems with OS X 10.3.9

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mustangxcobra, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. mustangxcobra macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2009
    I just received a PowerMac G4 Quiksilver from a family member and tried playing with it with problems.

    The first thing I did was delete the previous user accounts and make a new one for myself.

    This caused me to be unable to open any documents/applications/etc.

    I figured out how to set admin and now have access to them but I cannot access previous programs.

    For example, Safari will not load at all and Mozilla as well.

    Is there any way I can just restore like on Windows?

    BTW, I don't have access to any system restore disks including OS X.

  2. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    Just like with restoring Windows, you're going to need the system disks.

    No idea why wiping out the user accounts did that. Someone else might have ideas, but 10.3.9 is years and years old.
  3. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    I have a set of Panther dvds I can sell you. Let me know if you need them.
  4. macuser154 macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2009
    How fast is the processor?

    If it is a 733Mhz or a Dual 800MHz then buy Tiger, it will be a good investment in the system, and it will get you more up to date in the Mac world.

    If it is an 867MHz processor then buy Leopard, again it will be a good investment, it is currently the latest version of Mac OS X and it is brilliant.

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