Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 7:35 AM (in response to HueyFreeman)
What G4 do you have? Also, do you happen to have Diskwarrior? This is a comprehensive disk application which rebuilds directories and brings your OS back from the dead if its not booting up. I'd recommend that application as there might be something going on with the OS itself, could be corrupt.
Also, you can try to troubleshoot further by going into single user mode.. To get there, restart your machine and hold down COMMAND+S key. Once there, type in /sbin/fsck -fy
Hope this all helps you.. Of course, if none of those help.. try re-installing Tiger making sure you check mark keep home folder and network settings.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 9:05 AM (in response to romko23)
Thanks for the suggestions. I don't know exactly which G4 it is, since it is day one at the new gig (great timing, right?). Anyways, I tried your advice of using single user mode, and it was unable to find a problem. So then I booted in single user mode, and it stopped locked up with the last lines being:
Localhost ajad: ajad - Copyright 2005-2008 AJA Video Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.\n
Macintosh-1 ajad - device found. . .\n
Macintosh-1 ajad: ajad initializeDevice\n
I talked with the other the other intern, sounds like they haven't really used it since they installed a new video card (which I am guessing, the CPU is looking for the old one and can't find it). However, since I ran that mode, now the CPU won't safe boot. We don't have access to the startup discs, were going to borrow some but can't until tomorrow. I of course didn't bring anything large enough for me to make a bootable drive out of.
Please let me know if anything else comes to mind.PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 10:13 AM (in response to HueyFreeman)
If you don't know the model, find the Serial# & use it on one of these sites, but don't post the Serial# here...
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