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  • Started 2 years ago by zs474
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zs474
zs474
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Sophos Free Antivirus quarantined my OS , now i cant boot even to safe mode.
please help

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hatryst
hatryst
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What Version of Mac OS are you running?

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zs474
zs474
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i cant check LOL

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hatryst
hatryst
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Why on earth did you install Sophos on an iBook? Too afraid of viruses?! (LOL, JK!)
Anyway, I think you can use a recovery CD/DVD now. If it came with one (or if one came with it)
If not, well, reinstalling the OS might be the choice. Did you have any data on it?

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zs474
zs474
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thanks for respond:)
i don't have any data on it. i can format. i don't have a CD. how can i get the right CD for this computer? i don't know what kind of Mac OS will work with this computer.
Thanks

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hatryst
hatryst
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As far as I know, the latest OS the iBook G4 can run is Mac OS X Leopard. You can find a DVD on Amazon or ebay, for example:
http://www.amazon.com/Mac-OS-L.....#38;sr=8-1

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zs474
zs474
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Thank you hatryst:)

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hatryst
hatryst
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No problem!
You can also take it to an Apple store, but dunno if they'll provide you with any support for it, since it's an old laptop, you know :)

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zs474
zs474
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i got the original CD's on eBay.
now i need to re-install the Mac OS
the computer is not booting from the CD, what i'm i doing wrong?

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hatryst
hatryst
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Try holding the "alt/option" key while booting

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zs474
zs474
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did it but got the blocked sign so OS wont install.
i tried to take out ram and reset the memory, still didn't help..

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hatryst
hatryst
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Perhaps I was wrong, here's the real way to do it:
"To start the installation process, insert the disc in the drive, reboot the iBook, and hold down the C key once you hear the bootup chime. Hold it down until you see the little scroll gear at the bottom of the gray Apple screen. If you meet the requirements, it should boot up from the disc and welcome you to the installation."

via: http://macosx.com/forums/mac-o.....ok-g4.html

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zs474
zs474
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that didnt work. holding the C wont work.
if i hold the ALT then i get the boot option and like i said; got the blocked sign so OS wont install

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owen123
owen123
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The Only thing would be to take out the iBooks Hard drive and format it using a different Computer.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/IOMAX-.....#38;sr=8-1

You would use this to connect the drive.

Then you would re install mac.

Owen
(I would only do this as a last resort)

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