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I shut the ibook off using the power button, now when i turn it back on it stays on the white screen with the apple and does nothing. I can here the hard drive but it does'nt advance. Is there a way to restore it without the disks?

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You should never shut it off with the power button unless it is not responding. When you turn the computer on, hold down the option key, and select Macintosh Hard Drive when it gives you a picture of a hard drive.

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