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Volume Header Problem under 9.0.4
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Apr 22, 2000, 12:26 PM
 
I don't know if this problem is widespread, as I haven't noticed any topics related to it, but I've seen it now on a pair of computers, both iMacs (one Rev. A, the other Rev. C).

After installing 9.0.4, at some point you'll notice that the computer says your entire hard drive is empty: i.e., for a rev. A iMac, it claims there are 4.1 GB available, even though the files are clearly there and will run if you click on them. If you restart, the dreaded question mark folder appears.

I rebooted from the System 9 CD and ran Disk First Aid. It found one minor problem with the Volume Header and fixed it at once without hassles. I restarted, and the computer found the System Folder immediately. I've had no trouble with this odd Volume Header confusion since I first fixed it on my Rev. A; just today I fixed it on my mother's Rev. C.

Hope this might help if the problem crops up elsewhere.
     
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Apr 22, 2000, 01:58 PM
 
I can confirm that this happens on G4s. My G4 said that it had something like 19.14GB left. It has a 20GB HD, so I presume this was the formatted capacity. I ran TechTool Pro, which fixed this problem.

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