Lock Icon when Option button is ppressed at StartUp
Having troubles trying to reload an iBook G4 12" 1.33Ghz 512Mb 40GbHDD DVD/CDRW. When option button is pressed during the startup, a blue screen comes up with a lock icon, a progress bar, and a right arrow button. Also during normal startup, instead of the normal apple logo, its a flashing square icon with a globe of the earth, then it goes to the regular folder icon and mac logo (the one that indicates there is no operating system) and pressing C at startup doesn't work either. Anyone ever had this problem? Anyone know how to fix it?
You have locked the firmware (Master) Password. This can be turned off in System preferences but you will need to remember the password. You may also have activated it by turning on File Vault.
Use your original system installation disk and start up holding the "C" key down. If this fails, start it up in Target mode via firewire cable with another Mac and use Disk Utility and wipe the hard drive. Then start over with the system disk and install a new system. Please stay away from the master password.