Unknown problem#23045(Searching for the Macintosh Management Server)

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Freeyak123, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Freeyak123 macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2009
    Today when i turned on my ibook and the mac OS 9.2 was starting an error came up saying " Wrong Version of cache file" "continue" or "stop". Either one i hit brings me an another box saying "Unknown problem # 23045...Searching for the Macintosh Management Server" and asks if i know the administrator password to enter it. and i never set a password so i dont know what it is. Keeps checking name information... then shuts off.. Thanks for the help

  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I moved you to the Apple Collectors forum, because anyone on MR who has much recent experience with using OS 9.2 is probably going to be someone who hangs out here.... best of luck.
  3. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2003
    New England
    Hi Jim,

    I'm not entirely sure about the "wrong cache file" alert, but the other error tells me that this machine was set up as an OS 9 client to an OS X server. It is trying to connect and cannot.

    Was the iBook working fine previously? Are you able to boot from your install CD, or with the extensions turned off?
  4. MacTech68, Nov 27, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    MacTech68 macrumors 68020


    Mar 16, 2008
    Australia, Perth
    This machine has had Macintosh Manager Client installed. It allows you to boot from the OS on your Mac's own hard drive, but your user documents are located on a server.

    The error you're seeing is telling you that your computer cannot locate the internet address of the Macintosh Manager Server (of course you don't have one!). :rolleyes:

    I'm not familiar with the Macintosh Manager Client so I'm not sure if it can be un-installed without the original Macintosh Manager Discs.

    Some articles that may help:

    Error 23045

    Troubleshoot Macintosh Manager Client Login.

    This Apple Mailing List thread seems to indicate that you can't remove Mac Manager 2 but instead need to remove V2 extensions and control panels and prefs then install v1.4.1 which allows selection of Multiple Users local folders.

    Ultimately, the simplest solution is to erase the HD and install a clean system. Backup anything you DO need!
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  5. Freeyak123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2009
    Thanks for the input in looking more into it now. But yes the ibook was working perfectly fine for a long time with no problems and just recent these problems started occuring. I would use the installation disc that came with it but over the year it has been lost : (.
  6. Freeyak123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2009
    Best OS to install on a ibook model # m6497

    what would be the best Mac OS to install onto one of these ive been looking around and it seems like there are tons..
  7. Mars478 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2008
    NYC, NY
    Give 10.4 a shot, it should run nicely on a 600MHZ G3. If not 10.3 is fine.
  8. Freeyak123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2009
    Thanks very much for the help, do you know of a good site i could download that OS from?

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