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OS 9 (not Classic) crashes iMac


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I've had this problem twice now. I choose OS 9 in "Startup Disk". I restart. I use OS 9. Something happens that forces me to restart. I do, and the iMac can't find either OS X or OS 9. I get a folder icon with a question mark. I then have to run Tech Tool to repair the disk before I can see either disk.
I rarely use OS 9, so it's not really an issue, but every once in a while I need to boot up in OS 9. I've tried re-installing OS 9, and OS X, but to no avail. Is this just an issue of the iMac being incompatible? Anyone ese had similar issues?
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Perhaps you dont have enuf power going to your mac? I had a similar problem with my G4.. had so many things pluged into 1 outlet that it would crash at random and restart funny
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That is an interesting theory. I do have a bunch of stuff plugged in: three firewire devices, line out to the stereo, two USB devices.
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try putting those on a different plug or outlet if you can.
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