I have a G5 with two hard drives in it.<br>I have Tiger installed on both of them.<br>An hour ago I tried to start up my computer but I would only get the "spoked wheel" at start-up and the computer would not finish the start-up.<br>I then shut it down. There is no restart button.<br>I started it back up again this time holding down the option key and started with the other hard drive. <br>Again the same thing. "spoked wheel" but would not complete the start-up.<br>Two hard drives with Tiger and neither would start. <br>One thing that does make sense however is both hard drives are clones of each other. No wonder when one failed so did the other.<br>I was very worried. <br>I started up the computer again and held down the option key and selected the original start-up hard drive. <br>This time it worked. <br>I have no idea what went wrong.<br><br><br><br>
Lets put it this way...I am scared it is going to happen again.<br>I used Disk Utility to repair permissions and repair disk but I don't think that's the answer.<br>I guess if it doesn't start the next time I will have to put it in FireWire mode and repair it with a different computer. Yikes!<br><br>My first test is coming up...I am going to restart to the other hard drive.<br><br>I restarted from the other hard drive and as you can see I am in like Flynn.<br>Maybe everything is okay.<br><br><br>
I can use TechTool Pro to repair the directory but I haven't done so as yet.<br>My version of DiskWarrior is 3.0.2. 3.0.3. is need to use with Tiger. When I try to upgrade 3.0.2 to 3.0.3 Diswarrior wants the original 3.0 CD. My CD is an older version. I think Alsoft is trying to force me to buy new DiskWarrior software.<br><br>
I have one hard drive partitioned into 3 drives.<br>One of those partitions I use as a back-up...it is a clone of the other hard drive.<br>I've had the above set-up for years (with different computers and different operating systems) and it never been a problem before.<br>Now everything appears to be fine again.<br><br>
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