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Job finished 776 Views / 16 Replies  
Thanks, folks. Task completed successfully. Now I have a new, functioning Windows 98 doorstop (grin)...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 26, 2003 at 06:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks, all! 776 Views / 16 Replies  
One other question: Does the Win98 CD have a utility to low-level format the hard drive?
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 24, 2003 at 01:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Help a Mac guy with a WinProblem 776 Views / 16 Replies  
Folks,
I've been handed the onerous task of reformatting a Win98 box (I won't go into how). If it were a Mac, no problem. Boot off the CD, reformat, reinstall. But how the h*** do you do this with...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 18, 2003 at 02:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Problems w/ eMac!!! Help! 892 Views / 14 Replies  
How much do you want for your 400?
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Oct 21, 2002 at 01:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Rev A iMac RAM slot? 377 Views / 1 Replies  
My dad has an Bondi Blue iMac and I wanted to add more memory. But darned if I can find more than 1 slot. I thought it had 2. There are 32MB on the mobo and one other DIMM slot. Is there another...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Oct 21, 2002 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
clone with g3 714 Views / 26 Replies  
I had a PowerComputing 132 with a 375 Sonnet G3 card in it. It ran like a raped ape but I couldn't sell the thing. I ended up parting it out and made $225 on eBay. Not bad, eh?

Might try doing the...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Oct 10, 2002 at 02:54 PM, in Marketplace
Learning X? 337 Views / 2 Replies  
What's the best source to prepare me for installing, configuring and using OS X? Book, web site, or just experimentation?
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Oct 1, 2002 at 01:44 PM, in macOS
Beige G3: USB adapter or PCI card 552 Views / 4 Replies  
Folks,
Which is the best route to take to add USB support to a beige G3? An external Serial to USB adaptor or an internal USB PCI card? Anyone have any successes/horror stories for either path?
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 30, 2002 at 11:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the answer, folks. I love the... 538 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the answer, folks. I love the resources this forum offers (although some of the flaming gets tiring).
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 27, 2002 at 01:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry... 538 Views / 5 Replies  
It's a beige G3 300 DT...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 27, 2002 at 10:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
Will this work? 335 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a beige G3 300 DT with 384MB RAM. I know it's a bit old, but I'd like to try Jaguar on it. What can I expect?
Too slow to be worth it
A bit slow but worth the experience
Turtle, turtle!...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 27, 2002 at 10:08 AM, in macOS
ATI Rage? 538 Views / 5 Replies  
This is an extremely dumb question, I know, so respond accordingly.

My G3 300 has the IXMicro 3d video card installed. But according to the Apple System Profiler, it also has an ATI card, which I...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 27, 2002 at 09:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
I tried that... 853 Views / 11 Replies  
My comments that my cousin did this herself in about 20 minutes on her Mac at home were NOT well-received, I can tell you that much.

To PC SysAdmin types, "Easy to Use" translates as: "For Dumb...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 26, 2002 at 10:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bein' Smug 853 Views / 11 Replies  
I've been chuckling to myself all afternoon. I've listened in as 3 guys spent 2 days trying to install a new DVD burner in a Windows 98 box. As far as I can tell, they've uninstalled and reinstalled...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 25, 2002 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
IX Micro3d 411 Views / 0 Replies  
I just obtained a G3 300 DT. It has the IXMicro3d card in it. Whenever it starts up, the IXMicro extensions shows up with an X through it. However, I did a reformat and clean install of OS 9.04,...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 25, 2002 at 04:36 PM, in Applications
9.1 Finder Glitch 593 Views / 1 Replies  
I have this weird Finder glitch with 9.1 that I don't see in 9.04. I've reproduced it in both a G3 300 DT and a PowerComputing clone.

After upgrading to 9.1 from 9.04, launch an application via an...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 25, 2002 at 02:44 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Okay, that's enough... 1,591 Views / 48 Replies  
I started this discussion tongue in cheek, but as usual, folks took it too far. My only real point was that people spend too much money on hobby computers (myself included).

Now everybody get back...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 23, 2002 at 09:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Real nice... 1,591 Views / 48 Replies  
I'm not poor, (or moaning) I just have higher priorities, like sending my kids to a private school where they can get a decent education. (Public education in this country is fine if you want to work...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 20, 2002 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks, Smeeg! 541 Views / 2 Replies  
Which version of Radeon should I get? What about the Rage cards? Does X support them? I know they're less expensive...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 20, 2002 at 04:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Okay, I'm Officially Out of Touch Now... 1,591 Views / 48 Replies  
I can't believe the coin you guys have to blow on a computer. DPs? Quicksilvers? 1 GB of RAM? Geez.

You're either:
Extremely wealthy
Extremely in debt
Living with your parents

With 3 kids...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 20, 2002 at 04:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Beige G3 OS+ZIF question 541 Views / 2 Replies  
I have acquired a Beige 266 DT that I'd like to reformat and reinstall OS 9 (and eventually X) on. Question: Do I need the original System CDs that came with the G3, or will my generic OS 9.04 disk...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 20, 2002 at 02:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
Here's another wrinkle: When the drive starts up... 1,483 Views / 5 Replies  
Here's another wrinkle: When the drive starts up it emits a loud siren-like sound. Ever hear anything like that? It's weird.

It's an IBM UltraStar 2XP 80pin SCSI drive.
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 16, 2002 at 03:53 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Flashing Question Mark 1,483 Views / 5 Replies  
Ah, yes, the proverbial flashing question mark...

I installed a new HD in my PowerComputing clone (has a G3 card). The machine is 50-pin SCSI, but I installed an 80-pin drive using an adaptor. Now...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Sep 13, 2002 at 10:16 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Good Lord--768 MB of RAM? What is the world... 682 Views / 7 Replies  
Good Lord--768 MB of RAM? What is the world coming to? These RAM-hogging operating systems are killing me. Sometimes I think OS X is no better than XP. Too much processor cycle demand for eye candy....
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Aug 22, 2002 at 06:01 PM, in macOS
I'm keeping an old PowerComputing clone with a G3... 682 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm keeping an old PowerComputing clone with a G3 card stumbling along with OS 9.04 but it's experiencing some mobo problems and will need to be replaced soon. However, my bankroll isn't fat, so I...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Aug 21, 2002 at 11:49 AM, in macOS
OS X Minimum? 682 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm sure this has been asked countless times already, but what would you folks consider the minimum system that could comfortably run OS X? Would an iMac 333 run it?

Thanks.
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Aug 21, 2002 at 09:48 AM, in macOS
Why did the chicken cross the road? -To show... 1,099 Views / 78 Replies  
Why did the chicken cross the road?
-To show the possum it could be done.

Why didn't the little Greek boy run away from home?
-He couldn't stand to leave his brother's behind.
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Apr 19, 2002 at 04:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Cranberries Mac Ad? 418 Views / 1 Replies  
I used to have a beige G3 that shipped with several CDs, one of which had an Apple ad featuring the musical group The Cranberries. I've been trying to track down that ad. Anyone know a good starting...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Apr 19, 2002 at 03:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trouble is, I'm using a PowerComputing clone with... 1,004 Views / 8 Replies  
Trouble is, I'm using a PowerComputing clone with a Sonnet 375 G3 card, so OS X is out of the question. And anything past 9.04 is unstable on this system; I tried 9.1 and had numerous Finder errors....
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 23, 2002 at 09:39 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
XP vs. OS X 447 Views / 4 Replies  
Folks,
I've been teetering on the brink of replacing my decrepit 9x Mac with a PC.

However, after completing a course on Troubleshooting Windows XP, the temptation is now gone. "Be afraid--be...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 20, 2002 at 10:59 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
If you don't happen to have either of those... 446 Views / 3 Replies  
If you don't happen to have either of those programs, try CanOpener from Abbott Systems. It's irreplaceable for rescuing text out of foreign apps.

It's saved me more than the bucks I spent on it. ...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 18, 2002 at 05:19 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I've posted this question to the Notes.net forum,... 1,004 Views / 8 Replies  
I've posted this question to the Notes.net forum, the Apple forum, this forum, and several usenet groups with no help. Looks like I might be sunk. Rats.
http://www.netfisherman.com/images/badge.jpg
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 15, 2002 at 11:31 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Thanks. I'll give it a shot. 1,004 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks. I'll give it a shot.
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 13, 2002 at 01:23 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Lotus Web Mail on Mac 1,004 Views / 8 Replies  
Folks,
[I posted this in Internet software but got no bites.]

If I can't resolve this one, I have to give up my Mac.
We use PCs in the office, and our mail is served by Lotus, with Lotus Notes...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 13, 2002 at 09:19 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
No kidding. Isn't AIM internet software? I'm... 414 Views / 6 Replies  
No kidding. Isn't AIM internet software? I'm sometimes hesitant to post to a particular forum because I'm afraid of putting it in the wrong category.
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 12, 2002 at 11:46 AM, in Applications
Lotus Notes Mail on Mac 344 Views / 0 Replies  
Folks,
If I can't resolve this one, I have to give up my Mac.

We use PCs in the office, and our mail is served by Lotus, with Lotus Notes (v. 5.06) as our client. It's set up so we can also...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 11, 2002 at 09:23 AM, in Applications
Thanks, Ron. But what is an AGP slot? 479 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks, Ron. But what is an AGP slot?
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 8, 2002 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Blue & White Qs 479 Views / 6 Replies  
Folks,
What is the difference between the blue and white G3's "PCI" and "AGP" graphics capabilities? Layman's terms would be appreciated. And does this unit have standard VGA out capabilities or do...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 8, 2002 at 09:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you can find a G4 for $500, buy two and I'll... 590 Views / 13 Replies  
If you can find a G4 for $500, buy two and I'll buy one from you for $550. Obviously, you haven't looked around. You can hardly find a blue and white G3 for that price.
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 7, 2002 at 04:36 PM, in Marketplace
I haven't decided yet. I'll probably put it up on... 644 Views / 7 Replies  
I haven't decided yet. I'll probably put it up on eBay when I get it fixed up and ready. The thing runs like a champ but I think I can finally find some room in my budget for a newer Mac. When I do...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Mar 5, 2002 at 09:22 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Powerbook Modem Part 318 Views / 0 Replies  
Sorry, Mr. Moderator. I cross-posted this from PowerBook forum as no one replied.

Here's my question:

I have a Global Village 56K PC Card modem for my 1400c. However, I've lost the little...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Feb 27, 2002 at 03:23 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Powerbook modem part? 303 Views / 1 Replies  
Dumb question.
I have a Global Village 56K PC Card modem for my 1400c. However, I've lost the little connector that connects the modem to the telephone line. What the heck do you call that thing?...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Feb 26, 2002 at 05:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think this is what you're looking for: ... 679 Views / 2 Replies  
I think this is what you're looking for:
http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/cposupport/swindex.pl?p=hpscanjet42319&l=en&c=MacOS8and9

(if you're not using X that is.)
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Feb 26, 2002 at 04:45 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Could you be a little more specific about which... 679 Views / 2 Replies  
Could you be a little more specific about which model you need the driver for?
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Feb 26, 2002 at 04:43 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
The hard drive mounting hardware for the... 644 Views / 7 Replies  
The hard drive mounting hardware for the PowerComputing series isn't as readily available as the hard drive sleds for Apple computers. It's a set of unique L-shaped brackets. I've been looking on...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Feb 26, 2002 at 09:11 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
If you're getting this error message with all... 670 Views / 5 Replies  
If you're getting this error message with all floppies, try trashing your Finder prefs and restarting. Also, make sure Foreign File Access extension is still present. There may be a prefs file with...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Feb 21, 2002 at 03:59 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I had the exact same problem with a... 672 Views / 6 Replies  
I had the exact same problem with a PowerComputing 132 and Sonnet G3 card. Same fix.
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Feb 18, 2002 at 03:38 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Apple has a very helpful manual for the 6400... 1,303 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple has a very helpful manual for the 6400 series. You can download it here. (ftp://ftp.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Misc/Service/servicemanuals/powermac.perf_6400.6500.pdf)

It's about 5mb...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Feb 18, 2002 at 03:35 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Here's your OS 8.6 download... 629 Views / 6 Replies  
Here's your OS 8.6 download (http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/English-North_American/Macintosh/System/Mac_OS_8.6_Update/)

Also, when adding RAM, it's easy...
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Feb 18, 2002 at 03:25 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Apple's 1997 Web Site 485 Views / 15 Replies  
In case you haven't seen the web archive yet,it's awesome. Look at this URL: It's Apple's web site from 1997:
http://web.archive.org/web/19970404064352/www.apple.com/
Posted by Mac-Guy, on Feb 13, 2002 at 05:01 PM, in Applications
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