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Random Startup Crashes Cured
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Feb 1, 2001, 09:12 PM
 
I was getting random startup crashes since I upgraded to 9.1. I solved the problem by turning off the memory test in the memory control panel. Just open the control panel while holding down the option-command keys. There will be a memory test option, just click off. Hope it works for you too.
     
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Feb 2, 2001, 12:43 PM
 
Ok, so let me get this straight, not only does your memory not pass the test...it fails it so bad that it crashes!

If I were you I would not trust the integrity of your data with that memory. Turning off a warning mechanism is not the cure to the problem, that was just a symptom of something being wrong with your memory.

Or you could just have a screwed System Tome and need to reinstall so the memory check funstions properly. Either way I don't think turning it off and forgeting about it was the best idea.
     
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Feb 3, 2001, 09:14 AM
 
I agree with your analysis in theory, but I am still concerned that the memory test protocol may be somewhat to blame for the random crashes reported under 9.1. My system seems to pass all tests with Norton's and Techtool, and my 9.1 was installed as a clean install. In addition, I had almost no crashing under 9.0.4.
     
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Feb 3, 2001, 10:47 AM
 
Well.....on reconsideration........
I discovered that if I click my memory test back on but unplug my Gravis USB Eliminator Gamepad Pro when I startup the crashes are completely gone.
     
   
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