Problem with Blue & White G3 startup--Help Wanted!
This is my very first post, and I'm hoping some of you old-timers have some advice, short of pitching my computer. I bought a second b&w G3 tower at a school auction (cheap). The internal battery was dead, so I replaced it with a new one, which of course zaps the PRAM in the process. I'm unable to start up except from my OS 9.2 CD, and can't install fresh from this CD because the hard disk is not recognized by it. Is my hard disk fried, or is there some trick I haven't discovered? I've tried disabling the extensions, rebuilding the desktop, everything MAC SECRETS suggested, short of reinitializing. I would like to recover any usable programs that may reside on this hard drive, but I can't seem to access it. Do I need to get Norton's or some othe disk repair program? Any help is greatly appreciated.