Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2013 9:17 PM (in response to tcaliendo325)
Hi, your links give this...
Lkely a Graphic card problem, have you blown the dust ouy lately?
More info on that...
One way to test is to Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, Test for problem in Safe Mode...
PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive
Reboot, test again.
If it only does it in Regular Boot, then it could be some hardware problem like Video card, (Quartz is turned off in Safe Mode), or Airport, or some USB or Firewire device, or 3rd party add-on, Check System Preferences>Accounts (Users & Groups in later OSX versions)>Login Items window to see if it or something relevant is listed.
Check the System Preferences>Other Row, for 3rd party Pref Panes.
Also look in these if they exist, some are invisible...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2013 4:42 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Sorry about the links, this should work
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2013 7:08 PM (in response to tcaliendo325)
Repaired permissions in safe mode - computer still not booting up.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2013 8:07 PM (in response to tcaliendo325)
OK, those links worked, looks like you have bad Video card or a corrupted Hard Drive.
Does it run for the most part in Safe Mode?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2013 8:20 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks BDAqua - In safe mode it runs very well. Do you know where I can find of list of graphic cards I can replace it with?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2013 10:00 PM (in response to tcaliendo325)
Hi, be sure hey're Mac compatble cards or POC cards that have been flashed for Mac use.
See japamacs page here on the best AGP cards for G4s & G5s...
Rated slowest on top, fastest on bottom, hopefully japamac will drop in shortly.
G5 PCIe options are listed here:
At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac.
Then click on More Info>Hardware and report this upto *but not including the Serial#*...
Machine Name: Power Mac G5 Quad
Machine Model: PowerMac11,2
CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (1.1)
Number Of CPUs: 4
CPU Speed: 2.5 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 10 GB
Bus Speed: 1.25 GHz
Boot ROM Version: 5.2.7f1