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Error 127 in OS 9.1
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Mar 30, 2001, 11:12 PM
 
Sometimes I get a System Error 127 when my Cube starts up.
Nothing works...I tried turning system extensions off, reseting the PRAM...the only thing that seems to work is to have a backup of some files in the System Folder (Finder, System, Panels, MacOSROM, System Resources).
Anyone knows why this happens?
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Mar 31, 2001, 02:15 PM
 
Hi Nacho,

You're probably referring to a -127 error, which is an "Internal file system error." This error usually indicates some kind of disk directory damage. You need to run "Disk First Aid", or similar utility, to check your hard disk for problems.

It's not uncommon for DFA to find problems it can't fix. If that turns out to be the case, you'll need Alsoft's "Disk Warrior", Micromat's "TechTool Pro", or the new version (6.0) of "Norton Disk Doctor" to completely rebuild the directory. The only other thing you can do is reformat the disk.

Hope this helps,

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Apr 5, 2001, 06:00 PM
 
I'm having the same issue with 2 machines right now as well...both B/W G3 450's..
it seems to happen when I have to force quit out of apps...after restarting once the finder pops up, error -127.
after doing this numerous times, running DFA, Norton, Disk Warrior, tossing prefs, blah blah blah..
the only solution I could come up with is to replace the system folder.
so, now I just run a backup script every night that copies my system folder to another hard drive..
not the best solution, but it will work until I have time to reformat my drive.
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Apr 5, 2001, 06:48 PM
 
I have to do the same. However, I've reinstalled OS 9.1 from the CD that comes with OsX and the problem is not happening so often.
Sometimes this happens even after a defrag of the disk...it's so annoying.
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Apr 5, 2001, 06:50 PM
 
Corys,
You don't have to back up the entire system folder.
If you just back up the following files from the system folder, it's ok (Finder, MacOS ROM, Panels, System, Resources, Login)
that should be enough...however, it's still a pain.
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Apr 5, 2001, 07:07 PM
 
Mac Nacho - those are the files you SHOULDN'T back up.
They could be corrupted, especially the System and Finder!
Ditch them, keep your control panels, extensions and preferences.
Delete the System and Finder prefs.

Then replace the System and Finder.

If it doesn't work, reinstall and gradually move over extensions and prefs, etc.

Did you by any chance install NetBarrier 2 recently?
Anything else recently?

Fix the disk with DiskWarrior too.

Corys, thats not an acceptable solution. Lets fix it once and for all, shall we?

Oh, and Mac Nacho, what System are you running?
9.04, 9.1? Which? If 9.1, the download, or CD version? If the download version, ditch it and either put 9.04 back or get the CD version of 9.1.

The downloadable updater is awful.


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Apr 5, 2001, 10:36 PM
 
Cipher,
as i said, now that I'm using 9.1 from the CD that comes with OsX, the problem seems to have disappeared (so far and hope that forever ).
However, having a back up of those files, just worked for me....of course that this shouldn't be happening...
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Apr 13, 2001, 04:07 PM
 
well,
did a clean install of 9.1 from the disk that came with X..
been running for about a week now with no problems..not a clue what it was...
I was originally running off a 9.0.4 system that had been upgraded.
maybe that could be the cause...
I also had some strains of the sevendust virus floating around, mainly the 666 extensions...
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Apr 13, 2001, 10:52 PM
 
Originally posted by Corys:
well,
did a clean install of 9.1 from the disk that came with X..
been running for about a week now with no problems..not a clue what it was...
I was originally running off a 9.0.4 system that had been upgraded.
maybe that could be the cause...
I also had some strains of the sevendust virus floating around, mainly the 666 extensions...
Yeah, the update will do it. Only use 9.1 if its a CD clean install.
Hehe, Sevendust is fun to kill... manually. That was a long night...


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