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My son dragged the main operation systen icon into the trash ,

I was getting a sign on the screen to restart the computer after 3 second shutdown , Mac Japan says to push down the command , the apple buttoms along with the P anbd R buttons and that should restart the computer , but all I get is a gray Apple on screen and the whelel turning around and around and around .

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The screen telling you to reset the computer is called a kernel panic, this is what happens when the computer knows something - either software or hardware is wrong with it,but it doesn't know exactly what. I would recommend you use the restore dvd that came with the computer,boot from it by holding C while you turn on the computer, and do an "Archive and install" to get the operating system back up and running, this will not delete any of your info as long as you choose the archive and install under options during the install.

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Thanks for asking your question with Fixya Support. I will be glad to assist you.

What I would recommend is that you try to acquire a USB keyboard, for this issue, because it will open the way for many troubleshooting options for such an issue like this.

If you can get temporary use of a USB keyboard, you can try any of these options:

Option 1:

Here are some steps you can try to resolve the issue:

• First, hold in your power button for approximately 10 seconds to do a hard shutdown, if it is not already shutdown (turned off)

•You will need to perform what is called a PRAM reset (Parameter RAM)

• Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously .

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• Now, hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the start-up sound for the second time.

• Release the keys and allow your iMac to start up.

If that does not work and you still reach a blue screen when you reboot, try this option:

Option II

Here is a simple procedure that I recommend you try:

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It is responsible for power management of the computer. It controls backlighting, hard disk spin down, sleep and wake, some charging aspects, and some input/output as it relates to the computer sleeping.

• Shut down the computer.
• Unplug the computer's power cord.
• Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds.
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If you still reach a blue screen, now you will need to go to this alternative process:

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Try taking your Mac into Safe Mode in order to remove a possible folder(s) which may be affecting your Mac's start up function.

Try these steps:


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• Once within the Desktop in Safe Mode
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I am going to have you take your Mac into Safe Mode to see if we can't remove a possible folder(s) that may be affecting your Mac's start up function.

Try these steps:

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• When you see the Spinning gear, release the Shift key.

• Allow the Mac to continue booting up. Also this may take a little while
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• Remove all of those folders to the Trash.

*Reboot your Mac normally and see if you can access your normal User desktop environment.

This should help get your iMac G4 back up
and running.

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You can do this by going into the system preferences and selecting the Accounts icon and clicking on the ( + ) on the bottom left hand side.
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