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Re: Need to re boot G4 apple note book, have lost my...
You cannot download the software. Best Buys or your local Apple store carries the software.
You would have to purchase the Mac OS X cd set. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
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You will need some install disks to even begin working on your issue.
Find someone with the same model MacBook Pro and borrow the disks.
Buy a copy of Leopard (10.5) or Snow Leopard (10.6) and use them. If you are going to buy a set you might as well update to Snow Leopard (10.6)
Check eBay for install disks but make sure they are for the same model MacBook Pro.
Contact an Apple service center and purchase a replacement set of install disks.
Once you have a install CD, I would recommend backing up your system by making a disk image of the hard drive to an external drive. Then doing a clean install and then using the Migration Assistant to restore your user files to the clean install on your hard drive.
Boot up the mac with the instal disk holding down the c key on your keyboard once it has booted up go to the menus and you will see a change the password item, use this to change the password. Once you have changed it quit out off the instal disk. Hope this helps.
In order to override/reset the root level password on your system you can boot up from a system disk (insert disk and restart holding down "C" key). If you don't have a system disk, there are other ways to do it: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20080414140636495
Basically some causes of blue screen is the RAM check the RAM remove first maybe it is clogged by the dust. Remove the dust of the memory stick and insert it back to you computer. Usually of you have this problem again you need a recovery disk. Load a windows CD to your CD drive you need to boot and repair the windows.
You can change your password with the original system disks that came with the computer. Put the discs in the computer, restart it holding down the "c" key to boot off the disk. Choose your language, then go up to utilities tab on the top and choose change password.
This will only change the login password, and not the keychain access passwords.
Insert the system CD, restart the computer holding down the C key until it boots using the CD. Then run through the initial screens as though you are going to reload the system software until you are given a menu bar. Select Disk Utility from the menu bar when you can and then you can run disk first aid and 'Repair disk'. If this works OK then you are back up and running after a restart. Otherwise you will have to reload the system. Note: when you have booted of the CD, you should be able to access the hard disk and retrieve any files you want first to an external disk or memory stick before reinstalling the system software. Good luck - TT