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Hi, Im pretty desparate at the moment- I have a very old Powerbook G4 which has given up the ghost. It has had no battery life for years and recently I pulled the power cord out by mistake causing instant shutdown. (This has happened many times but it always started up again) Now I cannot get past login stage as it says "username .... is unavailable"

After trying to reboot using my *very* old disk that originally came with the computer I had no joy, not even with master password etc. Took to Mac specialist who also said they cannot retrieve or backup any of my data as the software is corrupt. Help, is there anything I can do? I have just lost a lot of hard work and all of my software applications... is it really impossible to retrieve my data?

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