[Urgent] had to force shutdown now os x wont boot

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by abtekk, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. abtekk macrumors newbie

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    I had to hold the power button on my PowerBook g4 with leopard on it and now when I log in, the menu bar won't load and os x just tells me spotlight quit unexpectedly. This keeps happening and I'm having to reinstall the os each time. Can this be resolved?
     
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  3. abtekk thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Does the Dock load? If so, launch an application - it sounds like Finder itself has become corrupt. (I've had Finder *CRASH* on me a few times, so that I get symptoms similar to yours, but it relaunches fine on reboot. And you can get the menu bar to load by simply launching another app, which allows for a proper shutdown.)
     
  5. abtekk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Even when doing a proper shutdown using that method, still no bar.
     

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