Norton Utilities 8.0 boot problem.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by topperdog, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. topperdog macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2004
    I recently received a supposed update disc from Norton because I can't boot from CD on the G5 dual 2.5. It will not boot my computer from the disc. I get a massage in the middle of the boot that says I need to restart my computer. When I do I receive the same message again.

    Can anybody out there boot from the Symantec CD on a Pwermac G5 dual 2.5 computer? Anything I am doing wrong? Please help . I was charged another $20 for the new disc and it still does not work. Have emailed Symantec and aam awaiting a response.

  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Why are you using Symantec. They are probably the worst thing to use on a Mac. I would suggest Disk Warrior (, or Drive 10 ( before Symantec. If you look up on the forums here, you will see that people suggest and support these products over any others.

    What seems to be the problem that you feel that you need to use these products to begain with?

    If you feel that your computer is slowing down, or a program has stopped working for no reason, I suggest running Disk Utility in OS X and repair permissions( Or you can also run FSCK to fix some disk problems (see link before). If you are wondering about defragging, OS X I believe defrags all files that get accessed if they are smaller than 20MB. Thats why some programs take some time to start the first time, but can be quicker at the next running.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    I thought you put Norton Systemworks on your HD and were having problems with it... and it would serve your right for using a program that has basically been abandoned and is likely now out of date with the current OS and machines.

    Since the disk won't boot to run on CD on your machine, at least you didn't mess the machine up with what you were "about" to do.

    If you really want to screw you machine up with Norton Systemworks, run the Software from another drive that has both Norton and and OS installed.

    Of course it would be safer to just run Disk First Aid from that drive instead, but if you are really intend on destroying your drive -- I'm sure this info will help you do it.

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