OK, I'm at my wits end. PLEASE help.
B&W G3 450. 256 RAM, OS 9.0.4
It all started the other day when I tried to copy some files I downloaded over to my OS X drive...
I kept getting
"The item '______' cannot be written, because it is in use. Do you want to continue?"
the item name was never the same twice and it was pulling the same thing when copying from
any disk to any disk. THEN Internet explorere bit the big one. It will launch, start to load a page,
and then it will find some spectacular way to crash... Total screen freeze, type 2, type 10,
address error, bus error, quitting the program from which it was launched (will crash the finder or
Drag Thing, depending), etc. I tried reinstalling it but, you guessed it, it installs by way of a disk
image and, as I said before, I cannot copy anything from one disk, image or otherwise, to
Today I opened up a work file that I need to get finished and Photoshop gives me "Cold not
open '_____.jpg' because of a problem with the Macintosh Code Fragment Manager."
Huh? So I ran Norton. I ran Disk first aid. I ran Disk Warrior. I zapped the PRAM, I rebuilt the
desktop, and now I've even done an OS re-install. Which means that I'll need to update back to
9.0.4, but I digress (silly Software Update pannel and Mac PoET DSL).
But nothing has worked. All those problems persist. I don't know what to do... my wife and I
need this machine for work and I've tried everything I can think of! Please help.
Also of note... OS X crashes on boot now... a gray pixeleated screen (one pixle black, one white,
etc.) with a gray (actual gray pixels) section drawn accross the bottom... like it crashes while
trying to sync the screen. I don't care about that... I can re-install that anytime, but could the
problems be related?