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Stuck on the restart your computer screen.

My iBook G4 keeps telling me to restart it and then when it loads to the desktop it just keeps coming up with the signal- Restart your computer and the screen freezes. I have tried restarting it several times and the same thing keeps happening. Help!

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  • miss_sunshin Dec 11, 2008

    I pressed the shift key as you suggested and now it has been stuck on the grey apple screen for about 10 minutes and isnt doing anything. what do i do when i get to safe mode anyway?

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You may have installed something in the startup items folder that your mac isn't liking. 
When you turn the iBook on, press the shift key as soon as you hear the startup tone. hold it down until you see the gray apple screen. This will get you into safe mode, hopefully then you'll be able to fix whatever you did from there. If you are still at a loss, get in touch. 

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  • mookid Dec 11, 2008

    It will enable you to get to your system and remove anything you installed that may be causing this issue. What was the last piece of software that you installed? If you are like me and rarely fully shutdown your mac, it may take a little investigation as to what caused the crash. 
    If you are convinced the system has froze on the gray screen. reboot and try again.
    Let me know how it goes.

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