Mac keeps re-starting but does not boot up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by reprochap, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. reprochap macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2010
    Hello My fellow Mac chums,

    I have a problem with a g5 imac running Tiger, I turned it on this morning
    and it just keeps booting, ie spinning wheel and the chime, but not actually starting up. I've tried shift key on re-start and I get the hard drive logo with the arrow pointing up, when I click on it, I then get the spinning wheel and it goes through the cycle of booting up turning off and booting etc.

    I've tried apple shift r and p and wait the the 3 chimes release the keys and get the same problem. It's a real pain.

    Does anyone have clue what to do.

    Kind Regards,
    frustrated reprochappie:mad:
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Can you boot to the computer's restore disks?

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