OS 9.1 Boot Problem

Discussion in 'Mac OS 9 and earlier' started by baffled, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. baffled

    baffled New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi. My old G4 will not boot into OS 9.1. On startup, after the jingle, the smiley mac face appears (which i understand means the system has been found) and then the double lined edged box appears with a large mac OS 9.1 and that's it. The extensions will not load. There is a system folder. Any ideas what's wrong and howw to fix it. Thanks.
    b
     
    baffled, Sep 8, 2018
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. baffled

    Cory Cooper Moderator

    Joined:
    May 19, 2004
    Messages:
    5,943
    Likes Received:
    193
    Hello and welcome.

    A few questions for you:

    -Which exact model is your G4?
    -Is it Mac OS 9.1 exactly?
    -Have you tried starting up holding the Shift key to bypass the Extensions?

    Sounds like an extension or control panel may be preventing startup, or there is a hardware issue with the hard drive.

    C
     
    Cory Cooper, Sep 9, 2018
    #2
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.