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    jerodhusvar
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    Unhappy G4, Flashing ?, Boots OK, Annoying
    This machine is going to drive me nuts. It started out with a blinking question mark and no boot. I ran Norton, found lots of high-level errors on the drive and so I scrubbed the drive. After I reinitialized the drive and reloaded OS 9.2.2 on it, it now boots successfully... Well... Sorta... The machine hangs at a flashing ? for about 30 seconds, then it boots up and runs perfectly. I'd like to correct this problem because I'm afraid that A) it's got a deeper cause than I know about, and B) my user is annoyed with having to wait a minute every morning to start up the machine. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Jerod

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    go into the system preferences and the boot volume and make sure you have the 9.2.2 selected as the boot volume

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    Zap the PRAM. Restart, and immediatly hold Apple option P and R, and wait till it chimes 3 or 4 times, then let go...

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    jerodhusvar
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    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    go into the system preferences and the boot volume and make sure you have the 9.2.2 selected as the boot volume
    Worked like a charm. Got it in 1!

    Thanks a bunch!

    Jerod

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