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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Apr 15, 2010
    Mac osx 10.4.11 updated
    Hello all,

    I am very new to the Mac world. That being said, my ancient ibook just had an update. once it rebooted i lost the top bar and no programs would open. I tried to reset the admin account using the procedure from this forum Change Mac admin password without the disk [Solved]. Now all i get is an attempt to boot( you can see the status bar) the a partial song , then the welcome screen flashes up the disappears, all while the pointer goes to the upper righthand coner. Then it repeats the song and flash. I do not have the OS cd. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you in advance

  2. #2

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    See if you can boot up into Safe mode, restart and keep the S key pressed as soon, or at the time, you hear the start chime
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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Apr 15, 2010
    the expertly
    same thing but without the welcome screen. The welcome misic played twice.

  4. #4

    hughvane's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 18, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    MacMini 2.4, 8 Gb, OS 10.10 and 10.6; MacBook 2.4, 4 Gb, OS 10.6.8
    Tell us more about how the "ancient ibook just had an update". This is for us to try and establish what might be causing the boot problems.

    Under ordinary circumstances we'd advise you to reboot from the Install disk and run Disk Utility to analyse and repair, but that facility is not available to you.

    Do you have another Mac computer to use? My thinking is to connect the two Macs via Firewire and, using Target Disk mode, try and repair whatever might be wrong with your iBook.
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

    I'm leaving now to go and find myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Apr 15, 2010
    Unfortunately I do not have another mac and the update just said it was a package update. Sorry

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