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Boot disk problem
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Jan 4, 2001, 01:39 PM
I'm a relative new Mac user, haveing a IMac DV SE for almost a year.
I recently adopted an old Centris 650 with a 500MB hard drive. The problem is (so far), that when it boots it is looking for the floppy drive, and I have no boot floppy.
How can I set it up to use the hard drive for boot up??

Thanks for any help on this!

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Jan 4, 2001, 02:01 PM
Ah, so you are seeing the flashing question mark, correct?

Well, that means thehard disk in that quardra does not have a working system folder, of it would automatically start up from that. You will have to install a version of the MacOS (it will take up to 8.1, but I suggest 7.5.5 as it is free). You may need to find someone that can put it on disks for you. For links, goto this page: http://www.versiontracker.com/systems/system75.shtml

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