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I have ibook G4 version 10.3.9 safari I turn on get the apple icon + spinning wheel, will not go any further cannot boot in safe mode, fsck tells me volume is ok Also when trying to problem solve It always will say no such file or directory I had done some updating and lost Java, install acid plug in updates etc is when this all started. I do not have any discs for my laptop. Can anyone help me please thanks pam

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It sounds like your directory is corrupt, you need a 3rd party utility like DiskWarrior by prosoft. You boot from their disk, then run the program and it will write a new directory and you reboot and off you go, When you do updates do not do anything else as in rare cases it corrupts the hard drive, Apple stop you doing that at all in 10.5.

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