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Mac Notebook My laptop will start up but not load desktop. It runs the loading icon but will not bring up desktop.

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You will need to boot from your installer disk and running Repair Disk Utility.

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Have you tried shutting it off and restarting it again. Try removing the battery and all power and then turning it back on. Let me know if the desktop still fails to load

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Start by doing a system restore, then, if that doesn't work, run a repair with your recovery or operating system disc.

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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    If the restore and repair don't work, then try reformatting the hard drive and installing a new operating system. If it has any issues during or after the format or install, then the hard drive has failed and will need replaced.

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Here is a procedure you can use in order to get back to your main desktop:

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I am going to have you take your Mac into Safe Mode to see if we can't remove a possible folder(s) that may be affecting your Mac's start up function.

Try these steps:


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*Reboot your Mac normally and see if you can access your normal User desktop environment.

If this does not work, it could mean the Mac OS X directory on your iBook G4 may be damaged or corrupted. So the best step you can take to try to correct this without losing any data from your Home Folder(s) is to run an Archive and Install, with your Mac OS X installation disc.
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What this process consists of (using your Mac OS X install disc),is removing the damaged or corrupted Mac OS X directory and replacing it with a brand new directory.

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-ARCHIVE AND INSTALL-

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