Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Enthusiast Zone > Classic Macs and Mac OS > Bus error after bus error....please help!

Bus error after bus error....please help!
Thread Tools
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Mar 2004
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Mar 17, 2004, 02:01 PM

I have an iMac with OS 9.2.2. Last fall, I started to have bus error on start up...I would do a second reboot and the computer would work fine...Now things are getting worst, because I have a bus error every time I start up...The only way to make the computer works is to start up with extensions off...Then I don't do anything special...Then I reboot and most of the ime, its ok...BUT even there, sometimes I'll get a bus error!!

I can't even rebuild the desktop because I get a bus error...I guess you got the picture...

I don't have a cd burner so I can't back up all my stuff for now (and therefore I can't erase and reinstall).

Is there someone who can help and tell me that to do (is there something to do)?! For now, I just put it in sleep mode because I don't want to shut it down...

Thanks in advance!!
Dedicated MacNNer
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Calculating...
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Mar 19, 2004, 07:45 AM
I looked in my error codes reference, and it sounds most likely hardware related....maybe bad ram.

More details ie: type of machine, error code#, etc. might help but still doesn't look good.

God luck.
Please keep in mind the ambiguously selective general understandings we've all agreed upon...
Grizzled Veteran
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Minneapolis
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Mar 21, 2004, 03:13 AM
try enabling appletalk, i know this was a problem back in the 0s8 days
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:37 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,