View Full Version : ibook hard drive

22nd July 2009, 03:37 AM
I currently have panther installed on my g4 ibook 1.33 GHz. My computer has started to run a little slow and when I reboot my computer I get a flashing folder with a question mark for half a minute then the computer boots up like normal. I went to reinstall panther but when I put the disk in and restart I see the gray screen with the apple logo. The apple logo shifts down and to the right a little with some pixelation and then freezes. Is my hard drive going bad?

22nd July 2009, 09:50 AM
It sounds like you don't have a startup disk set. Go into System Preferences, Startup Disk, and make sure the hard disk is selected.

As for the issue with booting from CD, I've actually had that happen on my iMac before, caused by a bad install disk. You might want to try a different Disc 1, or try using that one on an external FireWire drive.