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1558 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2010 8:02 AM by macjack
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2010 8:02 AM (in response to kofi567)It sounds like it's time for an archive & install.It should preserve all his applications, settings and data.
But first, make sure he has a good backup. If not, try making one from his unmounted HDD. You might boot from the DVD or Firewire target disk mode. If so, you can clone his system with SuperDuper or CarbonCopy Cloner.
-mjiMac 24" 2.16 GHz 3GB RAM/22" external HP display, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac G4 17" 800 MHz 768MB/ iMac 333MHz 256 MB / a gaggle of LaCie d2s/ APC-UPS
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2010 8:03 AM (in response to kofi567)Try booting in Verbose Mode CMD-V. This will give you the output of the boot sequence and System messages. As this may go by quickly, be ready with pencil and paper to write down anything that indicates an error.iMac G3/400 OSX 10.4.11, iMac 21.5" OSX 10.6.4