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    aeromode
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    Unhappy Reset PRAM to boot
    Any idea why the only way I can get my MAC to boot up is to reset the PRAM?

    I have a PowerMAC G4. It had OS X. The hard disk went south, so I had to replace it. Unfortunetly, the MAC is used and I did not have an install or restore disk. A friend of mine gave me a eAMC OS 9.2.2 install CD.

    I ran the install without a problem, but now I get the disk with a "?" mark blinking at me. I found out that this could be a problem with PRAM and it could be set to factory default by using CONTROL-OPTION-P-R.

    I did, it booted up. But when I rebooted, I get back to the blinking "?" mark.

    Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong?

    Thanks

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    eMAC OS 9.2.2

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    Try formatting your disk with an osx installer disk utility and tick os 9.2 disk drivers.
    If you cant do that, if you have another mac. start your emac in target disk mode, connect the other (osx) mac and format the emacs drive in the other macs disk utility.
    Last edited by jackolantern28; 04-22-2014 at 10:14 PM. Reason: spelling mestakes

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    eMAC OS 9.2.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by aeromode View Post
    Any idea why the only way I can get my MAC to boot up is to reset the PRAM?

    I have a PowerMAC G4. . . I found out that this could be a problem with PRAM and it could be set to factory default by using CONTROL-OPTION-P-R.

    I did, it booted up. But when I rebooted, I get back to the blinking "?" mark.

    Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong?

    Thanks
    Try thaw keystrokes again. If the machine boots open system preferences. Look for the startup preferences. Open that preference. Hopefully you will see your boot disk. Click on it then close the preference, Now restart and see what happens.

    BTW Which G4 do you have? If it is a desktop there may be a PRAM battery going bad.
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