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Strange Screen from OS X

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When I log in, the screen is strange. Sometimes it is black. Sometimes it is blue. Sometimes the colors are normal but it is distorted. I have to reset the computer- sometimes several times and then everything is normal. I didn't have this problem until I installed OS X. Also I have to force quit classic every time.

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[ 04-06-2002: Message edited by: SteveB ]</p>
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Is this by chance an iMac? I've seen something like this on two iMacs but it was caused by putting in a larger (more power hungry) HD. Did it ever work well with OS X? How much memory is installed? What kind of CPU, how many HDs, partitions?

Suggestions:
1. Boot the OS X installer, from the menu select the option to use the disk utility (sorry, I forget the name just now). This will switch the screen from the installer to a disk repair utility. Use this to verify the disk and repair it if needed.

2. Boot OS 9 and rebuild the desktop.

3. Reset PRAM (hold down command-option-P-R while restarting until you hear the start up chime three times).

4. Get MacJanitor from VersionTracker and run that in OS X. It invokes some standard OS X scripts that do a little light housekeeping.

5. If all this fails you may need to wipe the disk and start again.
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<strong>Is this by chance an iMac?
Yes- Special Edition Imac bought 2 years ago
Did it ever work well with OS X?
Not for very long and has never worked perfectly with OS X.
How much memory is installed?
memory is 384MB
What kind of CPU, how many HDs, partitions?
Don't know. 1hardrive

I don't believe it's partitioned. I tried to upgrade from OS 9.1 to OS 9.2 which came with my OS X package. My computer is from the U.S. but the OSX package is the International version and the OS9.2 disk was incompatible with my U.S. version. Somehow it installed the 200 or so MBs of OS9.2- but wouldn't complete the upgrade. It used up the space, but now I can't find it. It's not on my hard drive.
Then I downloaded the 9.2 upgrade from Apple and upgraded. After that I installed the International Version of OSX and it worked.

However, recently when in OS9.2.2, it says the finder has unexpectedly quit and continues to do so. It works, but when I try to quit classic, I have to force quit.

Sounds like a mess, huh?

I would like to reinstall, but Apple says not to reinstall from the disks after upgrading- I'm using OS10.1.3. and OS9.2.2.

As for your suggestion- where do I find the installer- on the original OSX disk?

Also, how do rebuild desktop?

Suggestions:
1. Boot the OS X installer, from the menu select the option to use the disk utility (sorry, I forget the name just now). This will switch the screen from the installer to a disk repair utility. Use this to verify the disk and repair it if needed.

2. Boot OS 9 and rebuild the desktop.

3. Reset PRAM (hold down command-option-P-R while restarting until you hear the start up chime three times).

4. Get MacJanitor from VersionTracker and run that in OS X. It invokes some standard OS X scripts that do a little light housekeeping.

5. If all this fails you may need to wipe the disk and start again.</strong>[/QUOTE]

[ 04-06-2002: Message edited by: SteveB ]</p>
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