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Trouble booting up (please help!)
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Sep 22, 2001, 03:12 PM
 
When I boot up, I get the white screen flash, then a folder comes up with a "?" in it, which turns into the Mac (tm) logo. Then it goes to the gray screen with the smiley face computer and just stays there and does nothing.

What can I do to fix this? I'm dual booting OS X and OS 9 but I'd like to just go into OS 9 for now.
     
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Sep 23, 2001, 12:12 PM
 
hi Ekim,
have you tried booting from the OS 9 cd?
(this could be a serious problem, I had it once (but I think my problem was worse, because my iMac didn't go further than the '?' and the mac logo, a guy from apple came and solved the problem in about two hours).
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Sep 23, 2001, 02:27 PM
 
Hmm, I put the OS 9 cd in and restarted and it just does the same thing. Do I have to hit any key combo or anything to get it to boot from the CD?
     
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Sep 23, 2001, 07:17 PM
 
Hold down the C key.

Originally posted by Ekim Neems:
<STRONG>Hmm, I put the OS 9 cd in and restarted and it just does the same thing. Do I have to hit any key combo or anything to get it to boot from the CD?</STRONG>
     
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Sep 24, 2001, 12:46 AM
 
Reset the PRAM - Apple-Option-P-R at startup, let go after the third chime.
     
   
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