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What does zapping the PRAM do??
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May 22, 2001, 04:52 PM
 
What does zapping the PRAM do??
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May 22, 2001, 06:47 PM
 
Originally posted by Metal:
What does zapping the PRAM do??
Thanx 4 reading this.
Zapping the Parameter Ram basically resets to default certain core settings on your mac such as monitor, network settings, date and time, etc... here is a link to an Apple TIL that might help explain it a little better (or you can also do a search of Apple's support page for more info...) Zapping PRAM
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May 23, 2001, 03:19 PM
 
while were on the subject . . .

I just zapped my parameter ram b/c my system was acting funky and crashing out of IE regularly. I'm not getting the crashes anymore, but I lost my ram disk. Is there any way to "get it back" without creating a new one??? Thanks. T.
     
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May 23, 2001, 08:35 PM
 
The loss of a RAM disk is normal after zapping pRAM. Just go back to the memory control panel and make another one.
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