Mac PowerBook 1400 hangs on desktop display (my bad)

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    Punkyclown New Member

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    Hi all, everyone here is always very supporting when I (always) post issues.
    And I am very much appreciative of that, thank you all.
    So I loaded a number of 9.2.2 desktop images on my 9.1 Powerbook 1400.
    I switched to one of them and it loaded, but the next time I restarted my Mac
    the computer hung after loading the desktop image and there it stays. The mouse
    is active but everything else is frozen. So I loaded a 7.6 disk and removed the Appearance
    Control Panel, but everything is set so,
    same issue. When I try to Zap my Pram it just turns
    the computer off or puts it to sleep and I have to restart. If I try to load System 9 using my
    CD and the cmd - option - shift - delete keys it just show a diskette with a question mark
    on it. So aside from having to completely erase and do a new install on the hard drive.
    Does anyone have an idea of how I can proceed with this issue?
    Brad Hansen
     
    Punkyclown, Oct 19, 2018
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    Hello again,

    Not sure why a desktop image would cause a hang like that, since they are just standard images.

    Removing the Appearance Control Panel with the OS 7.6 installer probably didn't help much.

    Can you startup with the Extensions/Control Panels off - i.e. hold spacebar during startup?

    C
     
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    Punkyclown New Member

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    Thanks for always trying to help. In the end I just reformatted the drive and did a new
    Install.
     
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    No worries...sorry the reply was so late.

    I assume the reinstall worked.

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