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System Folder Probs
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Dec 2, 1999, 02:22 PM
 
Since I got OS 9 (I was one of hte lucky ones to get it in early October) I have had this problem twice.

The computer crashes, I restart... Blinking system folder with a question mark. I boot up off hte OS 9 CD... It can't mount the drive and offers to initialize. I cancel... I then run Nortons on the drive and it fixes the problems, so the disk is mounted. Then I have to go into the system folder and open the System Suitcase to 're-bless' the System Folder...

Any ideas?

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Dec 3, 1999, 12:57 PM
 
I too have had this problem three times...the first two were fixed by disk first aid...this last time (yesterday) i was not so lucky...i fixed the drive but every time i tried to reboot it asked to initialize the disk...i would run first aid and it would fix the drive and i couldn't boot from it after that. also our server (8.6) lost a shared folder yesterday...the contents are there , but invisible and since it is on an external firewire drive i can't run first aid/tech tool on it...i am sunk (need to back up more often)
     
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Dec 3, 1999, 04:09 PM
 
I have a similar problem. I keep getting a corrupted system suitcase in Mac OS 9. I've had to replace it several times. Techtool Pro 2.5.3 reports it as having somethign wrong and that is needs to be replaced. I have had problems where when I click on an icon nothing happens. Strange. Well if anyone has any suggestions let me know. I have made a copy of Virgin system suitcase and Finder. And use them to replace it when it happens.
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Dec 4, 1999, 10:52 AM
 
Is anyone running Action Utilities? If so, there is a change in the prefs that may solve the problem.
     
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Dec 4, 1999, 12:21 PM
 
I had this problem multiple times. It is so frustrating that I've gone to a borg 8.6. So far no problems there.

My problem may have been due to the processor card that I have installed. When I had my Apple brand 604e/132 installed, the MacOS 9 Installer would quit during the reading of the installation tome. No configuration on the installer would bypass this problem. However, when I installed my stock 601/100, the installer worked fine. I would then replace it with the upgrade, only to have the system file corrupted within a couple restarts.

Whether the system would have remained intact if I kept using my stock card, I don't know, but that wasn't an option anyway.
     
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Dec 13, 1999, 10:30 AM
 
Just a little update on my problem. I just got my Powerlogix G3 250/125 w/512K cache, installed it, and decided to give OS9 another try. It installed perfectly and has been running for days with no system crashes and no system/finder problems.
     
   
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