I have a G4 that has mistakenly had some important files that get deleted. Long story, anyway, Now I can't get it to boot up. It gets stuck at Login window Starting. I have tried logging in from the OS installation disk, and it still gets stuck at the same spot. Ok, so the good news is...I can log into it through the network just fine. Is there a way repair the OS through the network?
Please help me, you're my only hope.
For every vision there is an equal and opposite revision.
I'd use the network to get all my files out, wipe the drive, install the OS and then put the files back.
It will take time, yes, but I get very nervous about fixing problems as serious as the one you have. I just keep wondering if I've fixed the actual problem or merely the symptom (in which case it may return someday).
BUT, it may be worth taking to an Apple store. If they can find a problem I'd trust their solution more than my own trouble-shooting. That might work, but may take longer than my first plan!