Hi<br><br>I run a 600/384 iBook DVD. Most of the time I am in X (10.1.3) but occasionally I use 9.2, especially when I am in Germany and want to listen to the BBC via REAL player.<br><br>Today I was starting up classic when I got a system error at the very end of the startup process. The message was an "error 127" with the usual bomb icon. On clicking restart the message cahnged to "address error" I then had to force quit 9.2. I started my Mac into 9.2 natively, i.e. not into classic mode, and had the same problem.Restarted using the power button. There was no message telling me my Mac had been shut down etc and no repairs were made. Again, "error 127" and bomb.<br><br>Tried startup with all extensions disabled. No luck.<br><br>Started from installer CD which was fine. Dumped MacOS and System preferences. No luck.<br><br>Run disk first aid which could not find anything wrong.<br><br>Used the installer disk to change startup disk back to X and here I am. I am out of ideas....<br><br>Any suggestions would be most welcome.<br><br>Thanks in advance.<br><br><br><br>
Is it a -127? That's a file system error, and I'd suggest you get yourself a copy of DiskWarrior, which will probably fix it in no time flat. Until you do that, you might run fsck when you start up from X and see if that will solve the problem. Jus boot while you hold down command-S. When all the code has finished scrolling on the monitor, type in fsck -y, and then hit return. If the check reports that something was fixed, type in fsck -y again, and keep doing it until the check reports that the disk is OK. Then type in reboot and hit return.<br><br>Even though this might work, I'd still get DiskWarrior. Version 2.1 will fix X as well as 9 partitions even though, when you boot from the CD, it'll be into 9.<br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
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That is good avice too. <br>-127 fsDSIntErr Internal file system error<br>Though I would think some good advice also exists in this long-ish but wide ranging set of instructions for a homemade utility CD. (complete with some silly**diatribe on what to maybe include)<br><br> Fault: My mac won't start, instead I get a flashing question mark or a broken folder.<br>Solution:<br><br>1) Insert and Boot the Utility CD by holding down the "C" key , launch DiskWarrior, run this on the volume which will not boot, allow DiskWarrior to repair any errors, then run DiskWarrior on the same volume again, repeat till no errors were found.<br>2) Run Norton Disk Doctor, scan the same volume and let it repair any volume faults it finds.<br>3) Check the system folder is blessed:<br><br>For Mac OS 9, locate the system folder on the volume, open it and drag the file called "System" onto the desktop. When the icon for "System" appears on the desktop, pick it up and drag it back to the "system Folder" again, the icon on the system folder should change, this indicates it is correctly blessed. If you do not see this happen, check for a custom icon pasted onto the system folder by highlighting the "system Folder" icon, and selecting "Get Info" from the "File Menu". When the info window appears, click on the folder icon within this window and then select "Cut" from the "Edit Menu"<br><br>**notably .. when running NDD and repairing should you maybe mention that any damaged and repaired files should be at least moved to a "possibly need replacing" folder?<br>Also in My Mac won't start you mention hacked system folder icons.. is it also wise to mention that in any extra normal situations ..meaning if the above does not work and if you know that you have done something that may affect the due process.. such as.. sometimes preferences and files are damaged by bad hacking or other problems such as broken aliases, even MacsBug has at times had to be un-installed to allow the computer to start since it is hanging on to a problem which it wants to crash you for..and which you may already have a known solution for. As you also know when a bad hack or other problem has damaged your system or finder ..it has to be replaced rather than repaired. <br>That in upgrading to OS 9.1 and 9.2 that some applications and extensions become no longer useable until rewrites of the applications have been released. Some of these can cause the system to malfunction. The more so if preferences are migrated. It being always preferrable to reinstall every application anew on a new system or new partition.<br><br>For Mac OS X, the principle is the same, but the file is called "BootX" and is located in "/System/Library/CoreServices/"<br><br>4) For older Macs, (anything beige, pre slot loading iMacs) ensure the boot volume is no larger than 8 Gigabytes<br><br>5) Go to "Apple Menu", "Control Panels" and open "Startup Disk", select the Volume/OS you wish to start from, press restart and your Mac should boot from the desired partition.<br><br>Fault: Suddenly Volume X has disapeared or the computer is saying it can't be read and do I want to format it. Also Volume X is crashing my computer when the finder tries to mount the volume. How do I get my data back/stop the crashing?<br><br>Solution:<br><br>1) Cancel any "do you want to format dialogs"<br>2) Insert and Boot the Utility CD by holding down the "C" key<br>3) If you want the volume to be repaired follow this step.<br><br>Some disks are so damaged that they will cause the Finder to crash or hang. Use the "Quit the Finder" script in DiskWarrior Extras to work around this. The script quits the Finder so that you can repair a damaged disk that causes problems for the Finder. Once you quit the Finder, open DiskWarrior and then insert your damaged disk. The Finder will relaunch automatically when you preview a replacement directory or when you quit all applications including DiskWarrior.<br><br>Launch DiskWarrior, run this on the volume which will not boot, be very cautious in allowing DiskWarrior to repair any errors, make good use of the preview feature.<br><br>4) If you are most concerned about recovering individual files follow this step<br><br>Ensure you have a separate Volume available with enough space to hold the recovered files<br>Launch DataRescue and select the disk format and the volume you wish to recover. Once you start DataRescue it can take many hours to complete.<br><br>When DataRescue has finsihed scanning for files to recover, select the files you want to restore.<br><br>Finally once all files are recovered either proceed with step 3 or use DriveSetup to erase the Volume<br> <br><br>=============================================================<br>| "Behold the Turtle, he maketh no progress ==== until he sticketh out his neck." |<br>=============================================================
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