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i am having some problems

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i have an older imac with osx.
i never upgraded to panther.
the time/date/wireless status up in the right hand upper corner of my screen are all blinking. ive never heard of this before.
also my internet wont work at all.
if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
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also when i open my itunes it says
'itunes library may not be able to be saved an error has occured'
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Which system version is it 10.1 10.2 ? Have you tried running Disk utility ?
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im at work right now and not sure what version i am on.
how would i go about using disk utility?
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now even more problems, i was going to reinstall osx
and it wont even let me log in to osx and when i put in the 10.3 disc it wont start up from the disc, it just sends me back to the login screen which will not work.
im not quite sure what to do
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Can you boot into single user terminal? (Restart hold Apple S) If so in there type /sbin/fsck -fy until the **files system changed** message stops showing after
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if i cant get anything else to work, how do i go about just booting up to the 10.3 discs so i can reinstall them and start over?
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You need to put in the CD and reboot. Before it starts to boot up you need to hold the "c" key on your keyboard down and keep it pressed untill it boots the disk.
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