OS 8 Crashes?

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  1. Pipian macrumors regular

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    As soon as I log into OS 8, the Mouse stops moving and it crashes.. It might work for 2 seconds, but it invariably happens... What can I do besides holding down shift at startup?
     
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    Re: OS 8 Crashes?

    Are you saying that it doesn't crash when you hold down shift at startup? If so, then it is an extension conflict. Disable all 3rd party extensions and control panels and see if that fixes it. If it does, then try various configurations until you find the source of the problem.
     
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  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Have you rebuilt the desktop file? Hold down command-option as the desktop appears, and click "ok". That may do the trick.

    paul
     
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  6. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried booting from the OS 8 system CD? If so, you can always reinstall the system (backup your Preferences folder first if you want), no?
     
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    Are you able to boot from the OS 8 CD? If so, try running the disk diagnostic programs (I forget what they're called) and see what they say. Also try booting from external disks or other diagnostic CDs if you have any.
     
  9. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'd start saving for something newer than 7 year old OS.
     
  10. Pipian thread starter macrumors regular

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    -_- I have a G4, I'm just trying to get the Powermac to work... Ah well.. I'll just have to find OS 9 somewhere around here...
     
  11. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think OS 8 will even work on a G4. If I recall correctly you need minimum of OS 9, with some newer systems needing OS X.
     
  12. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Re: OS 8 Crashes?

    The oldest version of the MacOS capable of booting a Power Mac G4 is MacOS 8.5.1. If you are not using the CD that shipped with your computer, then you should look up your computer on the Apple History website to see if your OS can boot our computer.
     
  13. Pipian thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I was referring to the Power macintosh 5200 that i have...
     
  14. mklos macrumors 68000

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    You could have a memory module that went bad on you. See if you can boot from a CD. I would use something like Norton Utilities and test the hard drive and see if there are any corrupt system files. I would see if you can put a fresh copy of Mac OS 8 on there.

    If your looking to put OS 9 on a PM5200 I would make sure you have enough RAM to support that. I personally wouldn't put anything more then Mac OS 8.6 on a PowerMac 5200. I believe they only have a 75 MHz processor so that would run a little on the slow side as well.
     

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