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iMac won't open Classic enviorment...?
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Jul 19, 2007, 09:56 PM
My new (new to me) iMac 500Mhz Graphite, has not been able open the Classic enviorment, It has alot programs that I run through the classic enviorment, photoshop etc. I've tried starting the Classic from the system preferences and all It goes is half way starting up, then stops... What's going on here anybody have any ideas...

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Jul 19, 2007, 10:08 PM
Probably a bad install of OS 9. You'll need OS 9 install disks to fix.

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Jul 20, 2007, 12:36 AM
No, first go to the Classic pane of System Preferences and choose to open Classic to the Extensions Manager. When it opens, select Mac OS 9.2.2 Base. Click restart and see if it launches properly. Usually this is an extensions issue - many extensions that worked fine under OS 9 don't work properly in Classic. If that installation of OS 9 was used to boot directly into OS 9, it's very probable that there's an extension incompatible with Classic installed.

If that doesn't help, you need to find a clean OS 9 System Folder from some other source.

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