OSX Tiger 10.4
Power Mac G4
1.42 GHz DP / 512 MB
PC2700 / 120GB / SUPER
R9000 PRO / 56k
My brothers Power Mac freezes on the OSX Boot screen during start up. He had this problem twice before. After installing Operating System the Mac will work for month without problem. Then all of a sudden it will not be able to complete the boot up process. No new software or devices have been installed.
This is the third time this problem has occurred and normally he would re-install OS to solve.
I'm wondering what anyone might suggest as the culprit behind this reoccurring problem?
I suspect a new hard drive might help the situation...
Is there any free utilities to check hard drives for errors on Macs?
Thanks for any suggestions or help in advance!!!