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You Must restart your computer error on Powerbook G4

1271 Views 20 Replies Latest reply: Aug 14, 2013 12:33 PM by Knucklesmac RSS
  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)

    The error log seem to show difficulties with the local host.

    Me personally, I'd boot into safe mode and edit the local host file.

    I'm surprised that it's corrupted on a fresh install of OS X. Maybe time to get a new Mac OS X 10.4 retail disk.

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)

    Ah well this makes more sense.

    Maybe not a corrupt disk, but a corrupt hard drive.

    The reason I say this, whenever I've had any blue screen startups, it been due to a fault with the hard drive or the memory. This may explain why the host file was corrupted and you kept getting a kernal panic.


    Three things worth trying here if you haven't already done so.

    Boot  the 10.4 disk and use disk utilities to repair the hard drive and see if hat has an effect.


    Try removal of the memory from the bottom of the PowerBook.

    These have internal memory of around 256, so try booting without the extra memory.


    It's not uncommon for there to be a fault with the internal memory.

    If you have the correct Apple Hardware disk, try again to boot from that. Remember to hold down the option key to use AHT disks. Select AHD from the selection screen. (Took me some time to learn to boot from the AHD) holding down C won't work.


    I doubt it's the GPU.

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)



    Which type of Mac OS X 10.5 disk is it?

    I'd agree a new hard drive would be the next thing to try.

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