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G5 iMac won't boot up?


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PLEASE HELP - I had a problem with my G5 iMac this evening and had to shut down manually by pressing the power button on rear. Now when I restart, I get the confirmation tone and it gets as far as the grey Apple screen, at which point I get a constant spinning wheel. If left, the fans come on like a jet engine but it never gets beyond this point. I've tried booting it in safe mode, but to no avail. Anyone any ideas?
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Have you recently installed a new security update?
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Have you recently installed a new security update?
Not as far as I'm aware.
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Can you boot from the install disk? If you can, use Disk Utility.
1. Insert the cd that came with your computer and boot while holding the c key
2. After your computer is done booting select Disk Utility
3. Click first aid tab
IMPORTANT: Don't click continue on the installer window, if you do you will have to reboot holding c key
4. Select your hard drive on the left hand side of the window
5. Click repair
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