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Very long boot time (Mac OS 9.2.2)


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Hello,

I have a beige Mac G3. From what I can find, this is a Revision A ROM. The problem is the long boot time, it takes about 30 seconds before the screen even starts (the light turns green). I have a PC monitor connected to it, because I don't have a Apple monitor.

This happens when I do a cold boot as well as when I do a reboot. When I have had the battery out for about 30 minutes, it starts my screen as soon as I press the powerbutton. Because of this I believe something is wrong in the PRAM (I guess).

The hardware is just as it was when I got it, I only installed 320MB RAM instead of the original 32MB. The only expansion card is an audio/video personality card.

What is causing this (in my eyes) huge delay?
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It may be all that ram, I think OS 9 does a ram check on start up


To disable the Startup Memory Test:

Press and hold Command + Option while Open Memory Control Panel
Under Startup Memory Tests, select the Off option
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Well, I just rebooted it and the delay was gone.

When it returns I will certainly try that. Thanks anyway.
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The problem returned, and I did as you said. I disabled the bootup memory check and now everything is fine.

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