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    Member Since
    Sep 28, 2009
    liverpool uk
    G4 17" 320GB hdd 2 Gb Ram DVI Alu + Mac Pro 2x2.26 quad
    power mac G4
    i Have just been given a power mac G4 Dual Processor base unit plumbed it in to my monitor but just got a start screen
    Panic (CPU 0 unable to find driver for this platform

    could any one advise if there is any way of rescuing this unit as in very good condition 2GB ram dual processor 4x120gb HDD powers up ok but dont know which HDD the os will be installed on to

    thanks in advance


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    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
    No driver for platform suggests to me that the G4 may have used partitioned drives, with WinOS on one of them.

    Try holding the Option key on boot to test the four drives individually for an effective Mac operating system. Once up and running, it looks like you'll have an awesome machine there.
    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.

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