Question about Apple eMac G4 Desktop
Get a flashing question mark at start up. Try to run Disk Repair from install cd, but the hard drive doesn't show up
Ive had this happen a couple times and it was either the motherboard needed to be pulled and placed back in securely or the board cooked. I havent seen this any other way. An extension issue wont create this
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
The bootup permissions file has become corrupted in your system folder. Booting up and running an"archive and install" from the installation cd, or better, from an external hardrive, should solve the problem.
Posted on Oct 01, 2007
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The flashing question mark indicates that there is a problem with the operating system or hard drive. Try to boot from the Mac OS X install disc by holding down "C" on the keyboard at startup.
If the computer boots normally from the Mac OS X install disc. Go to the Disk Utility from the disc. try to Repair Permissions on the hard drive. If after a while it seemed to work then is it time to reinstall the operating system. If it fails to repair permissions and gives you a bunch of red errors its time to replace the hard drive.
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