On start-up, (from HD or CD) I get the Apple, then "unable to fin
On start-up, (from HD or CD) I get the Apple symbol, no busy circle, just "panic (cpu 0 caller 0x002E54BC)unable to find driver for this platform: PowerBook6,5 and half a screenful of other stuff ending in "panic: we are hanging here... Any ideas? Is the start-up ROM gone? motherboard? Doesn't seem like just an OS problem...HELP!
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Re: On start-up, (from HD or CD) I get the Apple, then...
This is the message you see when a version of OS X has been installed on a Mac that needs a later version of OS X at minimum, or when the custom gray install disc for one model of Mac has been used to initialize another model of Mac.
You posted this under "iBook G4," and the platform in the error messages says "PowerBook." Provided you posted in the right place, that confirms the above diagnosis.
Initialize your iBook with the proper gray disc, or a retail OS X installation disc, and it will operate properly.
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I am unsure why you are having this proble, itunes is part of the default applications for the ipod touch. It should be on the screen as an icon with a musical note symbol surrounded with a circle and the colour of the icon is a lightish purple,
The disc will eject if you start with the clicker pressed (same with a mouse) the machine is OK but cannot find a viable OS boot from a Cd and in the top menu find the utilities folder, in there find disk utility and if the hd shows up select it and select repair disk, if that runs select repair permissions, then go back to utilities and find start up disc and select rour hd and restart
Well.....you seem ;like a nice person. Just put in a new hard drive. Then, get a small laptop hard drive enclosure and pick out the files and stuff you want by readin the HD though that. And, if you're young enough, you jsu get to start over and forget the other hard drive.
This is often a sign of directory corruption on the HD. Try starting up from your installation CD (restart and hold down the C key as soon as you hear the bong - keep holding 'till the Apple appears) The CD will want to install all over again but if you look at the menu bar you should find a Utilities entry. Select Disk Utility and use to to repir the disk. Often that is all you need do. However, sometimes you get a message saying that disk repair failed or could not repair the disk. In that case you need some stronger software - and the best place to start is with diskWarrior from Alsoft. It is very good at getting almost dead disks back to life. It will inform you if there is something wrong with the disk that is making the disk itself unreliable. If it does then the HD needs to be replaced - which is a workshop job on these Macs.
If you are unable to boot from the CD's, and you are sure they are the CD's that are supposed to come with that model (the bundled CD's/DVD's are model specific), you may either have bad RAM or other damage to the logic board.
Try holding "D" when you try to start up from the discs instead of C, this should launch a hardware diagnostic utility. Run that, and see if it finds any other damage to the machine.
The flashing folder with hard drive symbol is telling you that the computer cannot find a bootable system folder (operating system). This could be because the hard drive is working properly, or the operating system folder has become corrupted. Try booting up from the system CD or DVD that came with your Mac Book Pro and see if it can repair your hard drive.