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kmanley1 Apr 17, 2002 08:25 AM
Beige G3 hell month
Sorry for the long post, but I run a nonprofit with my Mac and we've been down one month!

Whenever I try to quit or restart my finder crashes and a freeze that forces a hard shut-down & restart (can't force quit) happens .

First, I zapped pram; rebuit desktop; trashed finder, Mac OS, & System prefs. The latest versions of TechTool, Diskwarrior, Conflict Catcher &DFA turn up nothing.
Then, I zeroed out the hard drive twice and reinstalled the OS & apps to no avail. Last week CompUsa tested the ram, replaced the motherboard and video card (under warranty).

SInce I got it back I reinstalled OS 9.1 & 9.21 from disks then 9.2.2 from Software Update. The the finder crashes began again before I got 10% of my apps reloaded!

I ran under OS 9.2.2 for about four months and it was rock solid, I've havn't added new apps or updated drivers.
:confused:

Beige G3 266
320 mg ram
Maxtor 40 gig hard drive
ADS firewire card
Belkin USB card
stock mouse and keyboard
OS 9.2.2
 
<anonymous> Apr 17, 2002 10:46 AM
What happens if you downgrade to 9.2.1?
 
kmanley1 Apr 17, 2002 11:58 AM
Quote
Originally posted by &lt;anonymous&gt;:
<STRONG>What happens if you downgrade to 9.2.1?</STRONG>
I plan to wipe that partition and try 9.1 for a for a while, then move to 9.2.1. Is it posible to unintsall 9.2.2?
 
Mac Zealot Apr 17, 2002 02:16 PM
Now where's cipher, he hasn't said how OS 9 is so much better on this, yet!
 
kmanley1 Apr 17, 2002 09:30 PM
I pulled all of my PCI cards and found that a Keyspan Firewire card and/or Sony CRX1750L CDRW are to blame for the finder crashes. I had no problem wih just the card as soon as i plugged in the CDRW I got a bomb message "Finder Quit." I may try replacing the card first since it will cost that much to use my relacement warranty at CompUsa.

Can anyone recommend a good PCI Firewire card?
 
kmanley1 Apr 17, 2002 09:33 PM
I pulled all of my PCI cards and found that a Keyspan Firewire card and/or Sony CRX1750L CDRW are to blame for the finder crashes. I had no problem wih just the card as soon as i plugged in the CDRW I got a bomb message "Finder Quit." I may try replacing the card first since it will cost that much to use my relacement warranty at CompUsa.

Can anyone recommend a good PCI Firewire card?
 
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