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PowerMac G4 won't allow me to reinstall operating system

I hear a strange sound when I get to a certain point, as if the disk drive or hard disk is really spinning like crazy. But I used a diagnostic disk check before I did the re-install and no hard-disk problems were detected. Could it be my disk drive itself?

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  • firefoxfawgo Feb 23, 2008

    all im getting is a black screen when im try,ing to reinstall..i put the cd in ..then i hold down command key =c ..then it goes to a black screen can any one help plz thanks

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    in your question, are the disk drive and hard drive the same thing?

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Its ur hdd problem please use anotgher hdd and watch saqme problem arising if if no problem replace the damaged hdd

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