os9 8 minutes to start up? - clamshell

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  1. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,
    I seem to be having a problem with a blueberry clamshell running os9.
    It takes around 8 minutes from pressing the power button for the os to be ready.

    It seems to stall at the "starting up" message for quite a few minutes?



    Any ideas?


    Thanks.
     
  2. thedude110 macrumors 68020

    thedude110

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    Are you booting into 9, 9.1 or 9.22?

    First thing I'd suggest is, once you get booted, you upgrade to 9.22 (if you haven't already). Just for the sake of stability.

    Some other questions that might get you better support -- does the machine run fine in OS 9 once booted? How much RAM do you have (my memory of OS 9 wants to say it was god-awful slow without at least 32 mb of RAM -- though I think that was soldered on to the blueberry?)

    Try holding down shift as you boot -- if memory serves, this will disable extensions.

    FYI -- the old blueberrys can be upgraded to run OS X with a little cash, a bit of organization, and a world of patience. It's the only machine I ever swapped out a hard drive on, and if I can do it, you can do it.

    Good luck.

    :)
     
  3. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Hmm I remember those days, took about 10mins to start my black Performa 180Mhz, OS 9.1, and then about every second start it would bomb.
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Rebuild the Desktop (google how to do it cause I forgot)

    And

    Throw away the Apple Menu Options Preferences file.
     
  5. logicpro7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am not sure exactly which os9 it is as i am away from the clamshell until tomorrow.
    The machine runs fine once started and is very snappy and fast. It has 160mb memory.

    I will try the shift tip thanks.
     
  6. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Good, succinct help on rebuilding the desktop here.

    Still think something is funky with your extensions, though.
     
  7. portent macrumors 6502a

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    How did you get this Mac?


    It may be trying to mount some long-forgotten AppleTalk share at startup. Try opening the Chooser and turning AppleTalk off.
     
  8. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    You probably have WAY too many third party extensions installed, likely from the previous owner.

    A fresh install of 9.2.2 should boot in like one minute.
     

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