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A G4 desktop Will Only Safe Boot

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HueyFreeman Calculating status...
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Feb 4, 2013 7:18 AM

Hey, so the place I'm working has a G4 PowerPC, updated to the latest version of OS 10.4, but will not boot up normally.  It will only boot in safe mode.  I ran disk utilities, it repaired some disk permissions but it said the disk didn't need to be repaired.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • romko23 Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
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    Feb 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.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 10:13 AM (in response to HueyFreeman)

    Hi Huey,


    If you don't know the model, find the Serial# & use it on one of these sites, but don't post the Serial# here...




    How to find the serial number of your Apple hardware product...



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