OS 9.1 Boot Problem

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

  1. baffled

    baffled New Member

    Sep 8, 2018
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    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.
    baffled, Sep 8, 2018
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  2. baffled

    Cory Cooper Moderator

    May 19, 2004
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    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.

    Cory Cooper, Sep 9, 2018
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