Topic: Boot hang 10.4.11
My sister has a powerbook G4 17" with 10.4.11, When she boots it gets to the Welcome screen, the blue progress bar goes all the way up and it hangs there with the spinning wheel.
If she boots hold the shift key she can get to a Darwin prompt. We tried erasing things she thought might be the problem such as Limewire and something called Growl, but no luck?
I tried the old hold shift key to disable the loading of extensions on boot but that doesn't seem to work in OS X.