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My G4 cant find the start up disk


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it is sitting with the disk ? flash symbol...

i was in OS9 and then changed to OSX... and it never found OSX.

any way i can either get my stuff off it or help it find the HD?

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dont use OS9.
wait until i bring my computer to hometown, and ill try a target drive on it. if no one else has an idea.
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hmm that will take awhile... how long till you get up here next?

cause im going to re-initialize it pretty soon...

then of cource not run OS9 again
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dont even install 0s9
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im going to partion it... and try a few new things on it... i mean i re-do this sh!z every weekend now :angry:
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Nothing when you hold down option?

Your disk is probably stuffed. Get a new hard-drive and copy the files you need over (or initialize your one off a cd if you don't need anything on there). If it does it every weekend, you should seriously consider buying a new one.

I'm in your forums, writing sentences in a grammatically acceptable manner.
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yeah "option" is just blank

it happens every weekend, but only when i switch from OS9 to OSX

probably because i only use OS9 on the weekends
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If the problem is a maxed out disk. Wouldn't be easier to go back to OS 9
and back off a few files, then restart in OS X?

Just a thought.

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After you get back to OS X, run macjanitor to clean up the log files, and
delocalizer to clean the unused other language files. That should get you
some more space.

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