Cannot start from OS 9 CD unless ext. off

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  1. Escapee macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi Folks,
    Here's how it went:
    Installed a PCI card in my beige G3 mac, third party card.
    Started up mac - no problem, eveerything running fine except card was incompatible!
    Shut down.
    Removed PCI card.
    Started up - freeze. - Will start(sometimes) with extensions off otherwise freeze.
    Cannot see error code at freeze, as window appears but is blank.
    Cannot start from OS 9 CD unless extensions off. - does this mean it's a hardware problem?

    Have tried resetting NVRAM, PRAM, CUDA, ended up wiping drive but still no joy!?

    :eek:
    Please help
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...check the RAM...pull out the chips and try using just each one and see what happens. You mention resetting nvram, but did you re-seat the RAM - perhaps while putting the PCI card in/out you nudged a dimm and it's not sitting well? ...oh yeah!
     
  3. Escapee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One for the tech heads

    Have tried EVERYTHING!!!
    Tried it with single stick (3 diff. sticks, 3 diff. times)
    Tried it after removing all 3rd party pieces

    I resorted to physically removing the hard drive and just starting it with the OS 9 cd in the drive...no change!
    The startup screen comes up but then just hangs/freezes. No extensions load or only Apple Enet then hangs.
    Trying to start with the space bar down freezes!

    At a complete loss as what to do.... :(

    Thanks Duff for your input
     

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