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We have an older ibook **** shell computer which freezes in start up.we do not own a recovery cd or a operating system cd. any clue what to do or purchase to fix it?

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I would first try to reboot the PRAM.
The Perameter ram stores data for your start up and something there might be the culperate.
TO do this hold down the shift and "P" and "R" keys as you hard boot it by holding down the power button for 10 seconds. Release the power button and hold those above keys (shift, P, R ) down until you hear four chimes. Then let them go. It should boot fine then. If it still freezes, write me back.

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