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Aug 29, 2001, 02:51 PM
 
Hello all

I'm not getting very far...

I was getting a blinking ? on start-up on PowerMAc 6500/300 running OS 8.1 with 64 RAM/6gb HD (EIDE?). System Restore CD would not recognize hard disk to copy system software to, even though it was mounted. Tried Disk Warrior next - it rebuilt the directory and let me copy important files off hard drive to a zip disk but failed on step 10 of 11 to restore hard disk. I inserted original Mac OS 8 CD and initialized my hard disk. Started to install OS 8 and it stopped while "Updating Apple hard disk drivers".

Any ideas as to where I have gone wrong or other suggestions? Should I boot with system disk and try Disk First Aid? I'm sure I'm NOT doing anything wrong but feel I am missing a trick somewhere. I think I probably had an extension conflict or corrupt system folder to begin with and there was probably an easier solution than initialising HD, but...

Hope someone can help.

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Tony Eastwood
     
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Sep 2, 2001, 05:00 PM
 
I would run Disk First Aid and if that doesn't work I think you're hard disk is shot.

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Sep 3, 2001, 10:20 AM
 
Thanks Capone but I figured out I needed to update the HD driver updater to 1.7.3 (or something like that) before I could go through the initialisatio process successfully. It seems I was trying to 'downgrade' somehow.

All is now well but thanks for your time anyway.

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