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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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    You can purchase the lastest Mac OS and install it. Go to your local Best Buys or Apple store.

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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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  • Nothing moves or blinks on the computer display.
  • The computer will not respond to the mouse or keyboard.
  • An error message appears and will not go away.
Freezes, crashes, and lock-ups may be caused by programs locking up resources, software conflicts, or older programs being incompatible with newer operating systems. Follow the steps in this document, in order, until the problem is resolved. Close locked-up programs and locate problem software If your notebook locks up or stops responding while using a program, close the stalled program to continue using other programs. Also, while closing the program, take note of which other programs are running at the same time.
  1. Close the program that is "Not responding" and determine if the lock-ups continue.
  2. If the lock-ups no longer occur after the program is closed, go to Uninstall and re-install the problem software .
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  4. Write down all of the programs that are running when the lock-up occurs. The conflict could have originated by another software application that is running at the same time.
  5. Close other programs that are running one at a time (except for Explorer and Systray) and determine if the lockups continue. Once you find the problematic software application, go to Uninstall and re-install the problem software .
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