Cannot Print with OS 9 - please help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by komatsu, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. komatsu macrumors 6502

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    I am trying to print with OS 9.

    The Lexmark printer will appear in the left hand side of Chooser but even
    when chosen will not go into right hand side of the Chooser box.
     
  2. Pistolator macrumors newbie

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    There's your problem.
    Lexmark never did work very well with OS9, if at all.
     
  3. komatsu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks but the same thing is happening a Epson printer
     
  4. Pistolator macrumors newbie

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    It's been a seriously long time since I used OS9, so I'm a bit sketchy on some of the details now.
    Probably, the first thing you want to do is disable some of the later additions to your extensions. From memory, the interaction between certain extensions can cause some major fails.
    First try booting with the shift key down. This enable a safe mode. You should see which extensions are loading and in which order.
    If everything works okay, then it's a matter of finding the culprit extension.

    Failing that, try disk first aid. It may help. Or Nortons Disk Doctor, or any other disk utility you may own (I forget what others were available). Nortons was a quality product back then, so should fix most issues.
     

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