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Old 02-10-2012, 18:14
wuffles
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I switched my Macbook on a few minutes ago and went out of the room while it started up. When I came back, there was a white screen and two boxes on it (I can't remember what they said now, unfortunately but they had pictures of what looked like hard drives on them). Anyway, I clicked on the one that had my name on it and it started up normally.

What caused it and is there a problem I should know about?
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Old 02-10-2012, 18:24
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It must have just gone on the startup drive selection screen. The two boxes were probably your main hard drive and the recovery part of it. It's nothing to worry about, it happens if you hold down 'alt' when it's starting up for example.
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Old 02-10-2012, 18:36
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Thanks. I've only had it for nine weeks and it put me in a complete panic!
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Old 03-10-2012, 23:15
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Thanks. I've only had it for nine weeks and it put me in a complete panic!
If it happens again, go to System Preferences and you can set the default from there.
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Old 04-10-2012, 17:59
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You had your thumb on [alt]
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Old 30-10-2012, 20:22
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My Mac Powerbook G4 has started playing up,I can be on for about 15 mins then a spinning wheel appears everything stops for about 5 mins then off we go again till it stops again. I have had this Mac for 2 yrs getting it from my eldest who had it for 4 years He says its shot but if there is anyone out there who can tell me in simple english what to do I would be gratefull
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Old 30-10-2012, 20:32
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Given its a G4 which means its ancient there's probably a few things you can do....clean out any crap inside it using a can of compressed air and then we go to the reset the PRAM and finally the backup your data and get the copy of Mac OS out of the draw and reinstall it but at the age it is i'd go for getting it reasonably ok and then flogging it on ebay to some idiot as theres some idiots who will pay serious money for old apple junk
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Old 30-10-2012, 20:59
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Cheers for that ,I might just do that
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Old 30-10-2012, 21:10
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Given its a G4 which means its ancient there's probably a few things you can do....clean out any crap inside it using a can of compressed air and then we go to the reset the PRAM and finally the backup your data and get the copy of Mac OS out of the draw and reinstall it but at the age it is i'd go for getting it reasonably ok and then flogging it on ebay to some idiot as theres some idiots who will pay serious money for old apple junk
Off topic Im old and decrepit I could do with some of that compressed air it might revive some of the parts of me that have died where do get it from !!!!!!!
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Old 30-10-2012, 21:48
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Given its apple i'd goto the nearest apple shop and ask for a black turtle neck along with the machine and see what they can do
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