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Does not Load OS, Tried disc Utility but does not Fix volume

Hey guys I have a iBook g4 with a OS 10.4 tiger and I tried starting it and all i would get would be a grey screen with the loading wheel you see after start up. I have used the hardware test disc and it said there was no problems. When I use the OS X 10.4 DVD and use the Disk Util. It says that a volume needs to be repaired but when I click disk repair it cannot fix it. What can I do. If I load in a fresh copy of the 10.4 OS will I lose all of my files on the hard Drive? Also if I have another mac avail. could I use my iBook as a slave and transfer my files to another mac? Please Help

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If you just reinstall the system and don't erase the hard drive you will lose nothing. Chose the archive and install option. I would do what rj said to back up your files before installing. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1545

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Yes there is a way to transfer files. Its called target disk mode. I've included the URL to Apple on how to do the procedure. After you have transferred your files I would recommend formatting your drive and reinstalling your operating system. Good luck Ralph

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661

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Back up your files, erase the HD and install a fresh system and you'll know if the HD has a software or hardware issue.

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I ran the hardware test disk and it said that there were no problems so im assuming that it could just be a faulty hard drive

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I have a similar problem ... the difference is that disk utilities said it repaired the disk ... but it is stil not booting .... Is there a way to ¨repair¨the operating system? The other problem is that my dvd has an older version of the leopard because the upgrade was made through internet. Can anybody help with a ¨How to¨ fix these?

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