PowerBook was stuck on startup...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cb911, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    my PowerBook 1.25GHz suddnely didn't complete the startup process. my bro was using it and saw the nasty multi-language "you must restart your computer" screen. i did a search and found some very helpful info from yellow in this thread:http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=132934&highlight=startup+stuck+blue+screen

    i did this:
    and that fixed the problem! :D

    but now my question is what exactly did that command do? well okay i know it moved the main preference file for the Login Window... but what should i do now? that means the pref file was corrupt? how did that happen? can i stop it from happening again? can i just delete that file from /var/root/ ?

    i was beginning to think that my HD was failing! :eek: well i'm relieved to say the least that it all seems to be working now. :)

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