sorry, complete beginner question:
Is the install disk the disk with the operating system on (ie: the one I used to install Tiger) or is this something else?
It's getting on to about seven years old now, so it may be a bit of a hunt for all it's original disks.
Thanks for the help, I'll give it a try after 17:00 (UK time) as I'm at work at present.
Thanks, I'll give it a go later today.
Will resetting these lose saved files? I've got some word docs I'd ideally like to recover
Hya, starting up I get the chime, and it starts up as usual with the apple logo, however once it gets to the stage where normally the log-in screen would load, I get a black screen with white text asking for login details, when provided it logs into the Darwin command prompt.
It still goes to sleep, and wakes up, as per normal. No problems with the power that I can see.
The USB drives still work (or at least, I can connect and charge my iPod, only way of using net at home).
When the boot dvd goes in it makes a whirring sound, and then rejects it.
Hopefully your computer should start up normally and allow you to log in.