View Full Version : Start up problem

12-31-2001, 06:53 PM
i have been lurking around here for a while now, gleening insight and such, but now i have a problem that forces me to speak up.
my HD, an 8gig quantum ATA, refuses to act as a start up disk since it crashed two nights ago. with the help of Disk First Aid and Norton, i am able to view the files contained within, but little else. i've run every utility i can think of but to no avail. it simply will not act as a start up disk any more.
is there anything else that i can do to restore this disk intact?
Please help! i've been relegated to a laptop an a 56k! its bloody torturous! http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

12-31-2001, 08:58 PM
Easiest thing to do might be to reinstall your system on it. A corruption of the system folder could cause it to not be seen as a viable blessed system.


12-31-2001, 11:05 PM
After the crash have you verified that your system folder is 'blessed'? This just means that your system folder should have a small smily face icon on the folder as opposed to just a normal folder icon. If your system folder isn't blessed, you can bless it simply by taking the Finder or System file out of it. Then put the file back in. The icons on your special folders (e.g. Control Panels, Extensions, Startup Items, etc.) should change when you do this.

01-01-2002, 01:01 AM
Thank you sooooooo much! http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

You have saved me from low bandwidth hell and given me back a decent sized keyboard. http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Happy New Year