1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 15, 2010 11:58 PM by BDAqua
qzxyu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have an old Powerbook G4 and it was running terrbile, I was down to almost no memory and was told if I do a factory restore to it's original settings, it would help to clean everything off I dont need or want anymore. I backed everything up I wanted then proceeded to do the restore and it shot me back to 10.3.5 and now none of my programs will run correct, including airport so I can not update all my applications. How do I get my airport and the rest of my apps running correctly so I can update the rest of my applicatios, (i.e) iTunes, Safari... any information would be amazing, and since I am on a phone typing, if you are a saint and dont mind emailing a response to Johnryancoffelt<at>gmail<dot>com I will be very grateful. If a response here is all you can do I am equally thankful.

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Powerbook G4 15 inch
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (121,165 points)
    Hi Johnryancoffelt, and a warm welcome to the forums!

    What OS did it have before?

    Could be many things, we should start with this...

    "Try Disk Utility

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
    *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*
    3. Click the First Aid tab.
    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.
    5. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."


    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.

    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)

    If perchance you can't find your install Disc, at least try it from the Safe Boot part onward.