: Recent Update makes G4 crash when browser opens


printerman
Jan 2nd, 2008, 06:24 PM
Update over Christmas has put my daughters G4 into critical care unit.
now, even with OS X boot disk, its just keep spinning. With Shift button down, same.
we had this problem awhile back, but forget what we did.
The OS X boot diagnostics, did tell us master drive did have a bad sector in it.
Am I answering my own question?

we want to install a new 160 & a known good 120G...m & S (of the far side of the mac):yikes: :eek:

chas_m
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:35 AM
I think you HAVE answered your own question. The update tried to write onto the previously little-used bad sector, I'm guessing.

Possible alternative explanation: a firmware update was interrupted.

My guess would be the former rather than the latter. If you were planning to replace that drive with a new one anyway, I would just go ahead with that plan and erase/toss the "bad" one.