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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 16, 2011
    HELP: Trouble Re-Installing OSX Power Mac
    Hi Everyone,

    Was having some trouble with my powermac g4 not booting into OSX so formatted the hard disks and re-installed it back to OS9.

    Now I am trying to upgrade back to OSX and every time the system restarts and boots off the OSX CD or when I run the installation software the system comes up with a "please restart your computer message in multiple languages"

    Then when i restart it comes up with the same message again.

    Any ideas the system used to work in OSX fine?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2010
    late 2012 mini w/SSD
    What OS X DVD are you using? Retail DVD - no problem. Gray original install/restore - ONLY WORKS with correct model Mac.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 16, 2011
    Hi using the retail version not the version bundled with a computer. I managed to do the update when I originally updated from OS9 so not sure why it is not working now

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    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    What OS X version are you working with?
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    And what do you mean 'update'? Firmware update, software update, OS X update or OS ( update?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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