View Full Version : iMac G3, slot loading, problem on startup

Nov 6, 2003, 08:03 AM
hey, hopefully some people can help me on this little problem.
i went back to my old college were they have an iMac g3 and someone has mashed it up, when they turn it on a little flashing folder comes on with the finder icon on it.
just wondering if there is anyway to fix this problem?

bye d byee

Nov 6, 2003, 09:12 AM
First thing to do is reset the PRAM.

Hold down command-option-p-r at startup - keep holding until you hear the boot tone at least 3 more times.

If this doesn't work, you need to boot from a cd, like the OS 9 install cd, diskwarrior cd, norton cd - something with a repair tool (I prefer diskwarrior). Run the repair tool, select the internal hard drive in control panels>startup disk and reboot.

Usually, the PRAMs been messed up. Sometimes, the system folder has been un-"blessed" and selecting it in the startup disk control panel fixes it.

Nov 6, 2003, 03:35 PM
thanks, i'll have to try that next week when i go back in.