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Strange behaviour!
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Jan 5, 2000, 06:06 PM
 
Hi guys,

I've being noticing for a couple of days that each time I open Netscape or any other app that uses OT for that matter my iMac rev A gets stalled and keeps accessing the HD with that peculiar sound for about 30 sec as if it were looking for something, I just stare at the screen, I admit this is driving me crazy because aside from not being able to do anything during that period I don't have the slightest idea as what it's causing all this. Have you guys experienced something like this or is it just my bad luck?
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Jan 6, 2000, 12:04 AM
 
Is there a CD in the drive? I have heard of Netscape spinning up a CD if one is in the drive as the program starts up.
     
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Jan 6, 2000, 08:14 PM
 
No, there isn't. IE 4.5 does the same thing, along with OE 5.0. Do you have any more clues? TIA

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Jan 6, 2000, 09:56 PM
 
If you haven't installed a lot of software, I'd suggest reformatting your drive and reinstalling everything on the system cd. If you don't wanna do that, get something like norton utilities and de-frag it. Something similiar happened to me in the past, although the time wasnt 30 seconds, more like 10. Defragging completely got rid of the problem.

Hope this helps.
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Jan 7, 2000, 09:04 PM
 
I 'll defrag the HD
Thanks for the tips

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