STRANGE Finder Shutdown Issues

mpxxxxx123

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Jan 30, 2005
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I've got a Mac G4 running OSX 10.2.something, and lately it's been acting very very strange. Here's a list of the problems:

When I go to the Apple menu and About This Mac, the Finder soft crashes and resets.

When I try and shut down from the Apple menu, the Finder resets and won't shut down. The only way I can shut down is manually.

When I try and upgrade to OSX 10.3, the CD is not accepted as a boot disc, even when I hold down C.
 

Blue Velvet

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Jul 4, 2004
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Have you tried reinstalling 10.2?

The 10.3 disk: is that a retail version of Panther? Disk 1?
Or is it an install disk from another computer?
 

mpxxxxx123

macrumors newbie
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Jan 30, 2005
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I've tried

How do I reinstall if it won't accept a CD as boot disk?

OSX10.3 is disk 1. I click on Install, and it loads the program okay which says it has to reboot to start the Install from the CD, but then when I click on OKAY it restarts and comes right back to the Finder on the computer. It won't recognize the disk as a startup disk, perhaps because my computer is too old to Install OSX10.3, I don't know. My computer is over 5 years old.
 

Blue Velvet

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mpxxxxx123 said:
My computer is over 5 years old.
And you can't even re-install 10.2 either?

Can you run Disk Utility from any of these CDs?
It'll be in the top menu bar...

OK, just exactly what kind of G4 is it? It should be OK...

Have a look through here if you need to find the exact model...
 

mpxxxxx123

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 30, 2005
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CD not recognized

It's a powerpc g4 500mhz.

I can't boot from the OSX10.2 CD to install, because it won't recognize the CD as a bootable CD. This is not the problem of the CD or drive, but the software.
 
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