2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2013 12:20 PM by rccharles
Dale Olson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a PowerMac 4,2 and it won't start up for me It goes to a black and white screen and has the words panic,and unable to find driver

for this platform. Does anybody know what that means,and what do I have to do to fix it. Thank you and have a great day Dale


PowerMac
  • 1. Re: Does anybody know what the phrase can't find driver mean?
    a brody Level 9 Level 9 (63,250 points)

    It means you have likely installed something for Intel Macs that runs at startup that won't work with that Mac.  If you moved a hard drive with Mac OS X 10.6 or later on it to the Powermac, that would cause such a problem.  If you connected a hard drive with 10.6 or later on it on it that was running Target Disk Mode (booting the Intel machine holding the T key) to it, that would cause such a problem.  If you attempted to install 10.4.4 or later system specific disc on a hard drive that was designed for an Intel Mac, and moved it to that machine, that would cause such a problem.  If you attempted to install a GUID formatted partition hard drive as opposed to Apple partition map on the machine, that could cause such a problem.

  • 2. Re: Does anybody know what the phrase can't find driver mean?
    rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,350 points)

    Try a safe boot.

        Shutdown your machine.  Hold down the shift key.  Poweron.  Wait awhile Wait awhile while you harddrive

          is being checked.

        http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1455