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396 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2005 5:32 PM by dreed2
If you are giving it away, you might want to use the original Restore CD to erase and restore it to factory defaults. This way the new owner can start with a clean slate and all your personal files will be deleted. (Make sure you give your friend the original CDs, along with the iMac.)2 iMac CRTs, iBook G4, & Custom P4, Mac OS X (10.3.9), Y2K Pro on the P4
The poor little thing is trying to find an OS to boot from. Let it sit for a few minutes. 'See if it can find something. If the little computer in the center has a flashing "?" in the center, and if the "?" persists for several minutes that usually means it can't find a workable system.
If you are transfering the computer to another owner, it might be a good idea to boot from the OS 9 CD or the "Restore" CD, initialize the drive using "Drive Setup", then install a new/clean system. Be sure to give your friend the OS CDs. Nothing is more useless than a Mac without a bootable CD.Beige G3 300, iMac G3 400, Mac OS X (10.2.x)
Because this happened after you deleted a lot of things, I'd say, yes. Put the install disc in there and restart holding down the C key.2 iMac CRTs, iBook G4, & Custom P4, Mac OS X (10.3.9), Y2K Pro on the P4