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Blue screen after installing

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Feb 3, 2012 10:41 AM

Hi,

 

I have a PowerPC G5 that I need to install Tiger, erase and install on the mac HD reboots a nd I get the a blue screen and mouse , that it.

 

Help...

Thanks

Martin

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,420 points)
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    Feb 3, 2012 10:43 AM (in response to upctry2)

    Not very much information there

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Feb 3, 2012 11:03 AM (in response to upctry2)

    Hello,

     

    Might try this...

     

      1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

       2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

          *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*

       3. Click the Erase tab.

       4. Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the hard drive icon to display the names of your hard disk volumes and partitions.

       5. Select your Mac OS X volume.

       6. Highlight the drive, select Partition Tab, then Format type... MacOS Extended Journalled, select the Security Options button, choose Zero Out Data, Erase... after completion do a new install.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Feb 3, 2012 11:47 AM (in response to upctry2)

    If you hold the Option/alt key at bootup do you get boot choices?

     

    Does it boot into any of these modes?

     

    Holding Option/alt key at bootup.

     

    Holding SHIFT key at bootup.

     

    Target mode...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661

     

    Does it boot to Single User Mode, CMD+s keys at bootup, if so try...

     

    /sbin/fsck -fy

     

    Repeat until it shows no errors fixed.

     

    (Space between fsck AND -fy important).

     

    Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck...

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

     

    We might get clues with verbose mode...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1492

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Feb 3, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to upctry2)

    OK great, likely it's either the Video card or the Airport card that is bad, that's the 2 most common reasons anyway, Quartz video is turned off in safe Mode as well as Airport.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Feb 3, 2012 3:54 PM (in response to upctry2)

    Good work Martin.

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