saga of the 7100

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
7100 given to me. told it "doesn't work." have no software.



7100 sitting in my living room, not working. managed to get it to boot a 7.5 disk tools. before entering finder, a box popped up saying my hard drive was screwed up and that i should initialize it. error, can't initialize. ugh! i go into disk tools, and it says it finds errors but it can't repair them. double ugh! okay, and this is the worst part...whenever i shutdown after booting from a startup disk, it destroys the floppy and it becomes unbootable! what in the world is going on?



i have an external 2 gb scsi drive running on id 1. should my mac be recognizing this drive? it hasn't been, but i haven't been turning it on in time either. how can i make it so it boots from the external by default? if i unplug the internal, will the external get id 0? questions questions.

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    allinoneallinone Posts: 279member
    [quote]Originally posted by sickmiller:

    <strong>7100 given to me. told it "doesn't work." have no software.



    7100 sitting in my living room, not working. managed to get it to boot a 7.5 disk tools. before entering finder, a box popped up saying my hard drive was screwed up and that i should initialize it. error, can't initialize. ugh! i go into disk tools, and it says it finds errors but it can't repair them. double ugh! okay, and this is the worst part...whenever i shutdown after booting from a startup disk, it destroys the floppy and it becomes unbootable! what in the world is going on?



    how can i make it so it boots from the external by default? if i unplug the internal, will the external get id 0? questions questions.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    The ID won't change but it should boot from the external if it can't find the internal.



    Does this 7100 have a CD?



    Can you lock the floppy to prevent it from wrecking it?
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