3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2010 4:17 AM by Martin Lee1
Martin Lee1 Level 1 (25 points)

I have a Power Mac G5 which has just recently started to refuse to boot other than in Safe Mode.

I have done Apple Hardware Test which claims everything should work, and reset NVRAM and PRAM. StartUp Items have been removed and my last option seems to be an OS X reinstall.

The machine was originally pre-installed with Panther and then upgraded to Tiger and then Leopard. My question is should I reinstall using the original tiger restore discs or will I be okay to use the Leopard upgrade discs.

Thinking of doing a full erase and install, but if an archive and install would perform just as well and retain my programs and settings then I would prefer to do that.

Any help or advice offered will be greatly appreciated.

PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0, Mac OS X (10.5.8)