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Help!!! Safe mode explanation


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Hi All,

My pre Intel G4 powerbook wont startup.
Trying starting in safe mode - here's what I'm getting;

disk0s9: I/O errror.

Any hope?

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Update - It now says;
IOATA DEVICE BLOCKING BUS
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DISK)S9: MEDIA IS NOT PRESENT

????
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Sounds like a dead hard drive.

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Indeed, a dead drive is the likely culprit here. I/O error means it can't see it.

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Cheers again Kev, sure there's something weird going on at my house - mind you these macs are all about the same age....
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