Major Problem with OS X; not starting
Posted on 2004-11-24
I have an Apple G4 Dual 2x 450MHz that has dual boot OS 9.2 and OSX 10.3 Panther OSX 10.3 Panther. I usually just use Panther. Ok, I just plugged it into the net today after about 3 or 4 weeks and let the software update run. Now I can't get into my system. All I get at start up is the following message:
You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the Restart button.....other languages below this.
The only thing is that it keeps happening over and over and I cant get into my system. I am completely stumped about what to do. I have tried presing the PMU button but to no avail.
Sometimes if I let it sit at the message it will go in and looks as if it is gonna start up only to go through the blue status bar and all the service names and do nothing else. It may also say "you cannot log in at this time as there is a problem, please contact your administrator" or something to that effect.
Anyone got any ideas?