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Blinking Folder Commandeered My G3!
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Petie P
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Oct 23, 2000, 04:04 PM
I was trying to get rid of previous tcp/ip preferences so I could configure for ADSL. I trashed them then reset the PRAM and now it can't start up. All I get is the blinking folder. I've followed all recommended steps: restart holding down shift; holding down c with OS9 disk in the drive; holding down space-- but can't seem to get past this point. The keyboard connection is secure and the computer should recognize these keys as being depressed (separately, of course) since I am starting up from the keyboard power button and the caps lock temporarily lights up (though its off).
I understand that it doesn't recognize the system folder but in order to resolve this I need to get past this point. The problem is with the alternate start up methods--they don't register. Why won't it let me start up?
Clinically Insane
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Oct 24, 2000, 01:18 AM
It won't even recognise the OS 9 disk?
Take out all your PCI cards and remove all your peripherals (esp. USB) and try again.
Try holding down option at startup and see what happens.
What kind of computer do you have?

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