iBook Os 9 not booting.

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by MrMacMan, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. MrMacMan macrumors 604

    MrMacMan

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    #1
    I forgot what the procedure was for a non-booting old clam shell iBook.

    I reset the PR Ram... removed the battery, and put it back in. The system showed the 'non system folder' signs. I turned it on it blinked the system folder and the '?' sign pictures.

    Apple provided no support for Os 9 at all do they now? Lets see... I reset PRRAM and I tried booting off a CD... uh...

    Anything?

    Thanks people.
     
  2. timbloom macrumors 6502a

    timbloom

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    Boot off an install CD and see if you can select a boot drive, or use Disk First Aid. There are 3 main possibilities:
    1. your system folder somehow became "unblessed"
    2. Corruption of the system files
    3. Hard drive crash.

    the first 2 are rather easy to fix, but the third one would require a trip to an apple authorized service center.
     
  3. yzedf macrumors 65816

    yzedf

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    3) or you could just buy a new drive and do it yourself. not everything has to be done at a service center. unless there are warranty issues of course.
     
  4. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

    MrMacMan

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    This model has become old... I don't want to use lot of $ for a new HD.

    Okay so I booted off my old Apple Protection (OS 9) disk and it seems to say my Hard drive was not selected as booting... :rolleyes:
    It okay took 5 Disk Utilty runs in a row to say that a problem was there.
     

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