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cassidy May 12, 2001 02:53 PM
I just updated to 9.1 and things got weird...
Last night I updated my wallstreet PB 266 to OS 9.1 from 9.0.4, and ever since then I have the strangest phenomenon. Every 10 seconds (I timed it), no matter what I'm doing or what application I'm in, my finder hangs for a second and the cursor turns from whatever it was to the watch icon. EVERY 10 SECONDS!!! This is driving me nuts. It stops whatever I'm doing, and I'm envisioning hours of wasted time and lost productivity. Please help.
fisherKing May 12, 2001 03:30 PM
check all your control panels...
is file sharing on? appletalk??
run thru them, set them where you want/need...

worse case, reinstall the update, exts off...

sure there will be more advice coming...
cassidy May 12, 2001 03:44 PM
Apple Talk off, File Sharing off... those are the first things I checked. Along with turning off the Network Time Server, thinking it was going nutty, synching the time every ten seconds; zapped PRAM, rebuilt desktop... but none of those things helped. Oh, and by the way, I installed 9.1 while booted from the OS 9 CD.
OverclockedHomoSapien May 13, 2001 03:32 PM
Go to, download peek-a-boo, it's a process viewer that will show you what is running in the background. Use it to see what the hell is going on, then you can trash whatever it is, or trash the prefs for it.

muttfree May 14, 2001 08:05 AM
Look in your system folder, in the Servers folder to see if there are any server addresses in there. It sounds like your system is attempting to connect periodically. If you fnd any addresses in that folder, trash it (them) and restart. That should fix it

cassidy May 14, 2001 01:52 PM
thanks everybody for all your help. something made it stop... I trashed a server alias in the server folder, and I downloaded peek-a-boo, which was enlightening!
I found out my spelltools was using up huge amounts of my CPU power (down, spelltools, down!) In any case, peace reigns, and I'm finding 9.1 to be quite a bit zippier than 9.0.4.

thanks again to all who responded!
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