New user needs help with Norton & IE & others

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by huds, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. huds macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I just received my new G4 PowerMac and have set everything up as best I know how (I'm one of those switcher people). Everything seems to be working fine except:

    1. I cannot check the boot drive with Norton Disc Doctor as I cannot boot from the CD (I have installed Norton Systemworks 2.0).

    2. Every now and again IE shuts down. If I restart the app it works fine.

    I have looked into No.1 and the Symantec website states that as the mac is a new 2003 model I cannot boot from the CD and I need to boot from a second partition or from an external drive with OS X installed. I have two hard drives. How do I overcome this? I am not mac/computer savvy so please word your responses appropriately!

    No.2 is only an occassional problem but I would like everything to run fine if possible. Any ideas?

    As you can still I am still using apps that I am familiar with as an ex PC user. Should I dump these apps for something else?

    Finally, how do I change the name of the boot drive?

    Cheers for now.
     
  2. unc32 macrumors regular

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    Internet Explorer tends to crash a lot. I'd try looking into another option such as Safari or Camino.

    http://www.apple.com/safari/

    I have never used the other Norton programs and would suggest ditching them. My computer has functioned perfectly for over a year. If there is a problem you can use the built in disk utility or hardware scan(something like that).
     
  3. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    If you want to change the name of your boot drive (your Hard Drive??), click on the text below your Hard Drive icon (it should show as a grey plate hard drive-like icon on your desktop, or it will be located in "[whatever you real name is]'s Computer") and change the text to whatever you choose.

    The icon looks like this:
     

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