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Good evening I have just been given a G4 Tower Mac (quicksilver, I think), when I go to start it up it gets to a blue/grey screen with a small folder that keeps swapping from the icon to ?, and does not go any further. Any advise please.

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It means there is no system software installed on the hard drive. Did you get any discs whit the Mac?
Look at A flashing question mark appears when you start your Mac
https://support.apple.com/kb/TS1440?viewlocale=en_US
 Cheers, Tom
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