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new and slowwwwwwww 9.2 startup
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Nov 6, 2001, 01:30 PM
 
For some reason suddenly it takes about two or three minutes before I can open anything on my digi/audio G4, which runs 9.2.1 after the computer's booted up. (Still avoiding 10x) In fact, this is odd, I have to force quit Finder and THEN I can open up things.

I've used Disk Aid, etc and the only major difference I can think of is that I added the Apple 15 flatscreen. This couldn't be it, could it?

Your help is appreciated.
     
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Nov 6, 2001, 01:40 PM
 
Check your servers folder, and empty it. Delete finder prefs, reboot, happy day!
     
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Nov 6, 2001, 03:03 PM
 
is appletalk on? (& you're not using it).
filesharing??
when i upgraded from 9.1 to 9.2.1, i had the same problem, my powerbook was looking for a network.

also, you can turn off the memory test at startup: open the memory control panel holding option & command & turn it off!


speed rules!
"At first, there was Nothing. Then Nothing inverted itself and became Something.
And that is what you all are: inverted Nothings...with potential" (Sun Ra)
     
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Nov 10, 2001, 12:30 PM
 
Originally posted by fisherKing:
<STRONG>also, you can turn off the memory test at startup: open the memory control panel holding option & command & turn it off!
</STRONG>
Damn! I can't believe I forgot about that!!! I turned off VM but forgot the trick. Definately helps when you've got 1 gig of ram in your Pismo
     
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Nov 10, 2001, 03:58 PM
 
I spent more than half a day trying to figure out what was causing a delay during startup on one of my partitions running OS 9.2.1.

Turns out it was the Apple Menu. I disabled it and installed BeHierarchic and the delay is gone.

I never understood why Apple didn't buy BeHierarchic. The Apple menu has always been buggy and lacking in customizability (is that a real word?).
     
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Nov 10, 2001, 04:08 PM
 
i doubt it was the actual apple menu (or the cp); try disabling recent apps/docs/servers..


anyway...
a great way to organize the menu:
try this

works for me, from 7.6 (!) to 9.2.1.
"At first, there was Nothing. Then Nothing inverted itself and became Something.
And that is what you all are: inverted Nothings...with potential" (Sun Ra)
     
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Nov 10, 2001, 07:20 PM
 
Wow! I have been cursing about this issue for months. Not sure exactly which suggestion helped the most but I took all considerations in and the problem is totally gone. I am now no longer afraid of restarting my computer!

Thanks
     
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Nov 11, 2001, 11:08 PM
 
Originally posted by fisherKing:
<STRONG>i doubt it was the actual apple menu (or the cp); try disabling recent apps/docs/servers..
</STRONG>
No, it absolutely was the Apple Menu Options control panel. I spent more than half a day troubleshooting this. Disabling this was the only thing that worked. Maybe the preferences became corrupt, but I prefer BeHierarchic anyway.
     
   
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