Cannot start from OS 9 CD unless ext. off

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Escapee, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. Escapee macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2004
    Land of Oz
    Hi Folks,
    Here's how it went:
    Installed a PCI card in my beige G3 mac, third party card.
    Started up mac - no problem, eveerything running fine except card was incompatible!
    Shut down.
    Removed PCI card.
    Started up - freeze. - Will start(sometimes) with extensions off otherwise freeze.
    Cannot see error code at freeze, as window appears but is blank.
    Cannot start from OS 9 CD unless extensions off. - does this mean it's a hardware problem?

    Have tried resetting NVRAM, PRAM, CUDA, ended up wiping drive but still no joy!?

    Please help
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says...check the RAM...pull out the chips and try using just each one and see what happens. You mention resetting nvram, but did you re-seat the RAM - perhaps while putting the PCI card in/out you nudged a dimm and it's not sitting well? ...oh yeah!
  3. Escapee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2004
    Land of Oz
    One for the tech heads

    Have tried EVERYTHING!!!
    Tried it with single stick (3 diff. sticks, 3 diff. times)
    Tried it after removing all 3rd party pieces

    I resorted to physically removing the hard drive and just starting it with the OS 9 cd in the change!
    The startup screen comes up but then just hangs/freezes. No extensions load or only Apple Enet then hangs.
    Trying to start with the space bar down freezes!

    At a complete loss as what to do.... :(

    Thanks Duff for your input

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