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I Palindrome I Jun 28, 2002 12:07 PM
iBook freezes after startup in OS 9.2.1
This is not my iBook, but my church's. It had 9.1 installed which I upgraded to 9.2.1 last night. There is one persistent problem, though. When starting up, it goes all the way through the boot-up sequence, then the desktop and all desktop icons show up. It then becomes unresponsive. I can move the mouse around but that's it. If I do a force quit, the Finder restarts and then everything works normally. Anyone have any ideas on what is causing this or how to make it behave normally on bootup?

I've run Tech Tool, did an install of 9.2.1 (not clean), rebuilt the desktop and zapped the PRAM.
Cipher13 Jun 29, 2002 01:34 AM
Go back to 9.1.

It's prob looking for a network, or loading filesharing. Turn of WebSharing and FileSharing or something.

Let it go for 20 mins, see if it becomes responsive.
I Palindrome I Jun 29, 2002 02:54 PM
Thanks. I got it solved at another forum ( <a href="" target="_blank">Macintoshian Achaia at Ars Technica</a>). Turns out it was looking for some aliases in the Server folder. I deleted those and it was fine. Had the same issue in 9.1

Turns out I had an extra OS X license, so I installed it on the iBook.
Cipher13 Jun 30, 2002 11:32 AM
Yeah, it was looking for a network.

Always been a problem... ah well. Sometimes it afflicts, sometimes it doesn't.

I have an AppleScript in my Shutdown items folder which empties the Servers folder... you should consider that.

Tell application "Finder"
delete contents of folder "Servers" of folder "System Folder" of startup disk
end tell

Or something like that. Check it first. It's nearly 2am, I'm partially intoxicated, and I shouldn't be here... it should work though :)
CIA Jul 10, 2002 05:23 PM

Sorry, just finished watching the South Park movie again, and couldn't resist.
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