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I have an iMac G3 with Mac OS 9 (yeah I know, dinosaur...) It actually runs OK, but when trying to install Quicktime 6 or iTunes 2, it says disk error and fails to install. Does anyone have any ideas?

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I have an iMac G3 with Mac OS 9 (yeah I know, dinosaur...) It actually runs OK, but when trying to install Quicktime 6 or iTunes 2, it says disk error and fails to install. Does anyone have any ideas?

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You're going to have to give us a lot more information!

- what are the specs of your iMac G3 (processor speed, does it have a CD or DVD drive, and how much ram)?
- does your computer meets the minimum requirements for Quicktime 6 or iTunes 2?
- what media are you trying to install from (disk image, CD, download from the internet)?
- if you downloaded it from the internet...where did you get it from?
- are you 100% sure Quicktime 6 & iTunes 2 is compatible with OS 9?
- how full is your hard drive?

One other thought...with OS 9 you can have lots of conflicts from control panels & extensions that are installed. Thus you may simply have some sort of conflict between on a control panel or extension...and the installer for Quicktime 6 or iTunes 2.

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333 MHZ, 160 MB RAM
Tray loading (disc drive doesn't open)
I am 100 percent sure Quicktime 6 and iTunes 2 are compatible w/ OS 9

PROOF

Apple QuickTime 6.0.3 software download - Mac OS - VersionTracker
iTunes 2.0.4 for Mac OS 9: Information and Download

I am installing from a download from the sites above

This is my first experience with a mac, im kinda mac illiterate

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Ok thanks for the info. You didn't answer 1 question...how full is your hard drive?

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3.9 GB is available out of 6 GB total
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Do you happen to get an error code with that message? If so, is it one that is on this list?

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3.9 GB is available out of 6 GB total
Thanks again for the info. Sometimes almost full hard drives can be troublesome.

You can try this:

- Boot/restart your computer holding down the "Shift" key. This will disable unnecessary control panels & extensions.
- Do the installs of iTunes 2 & Quicktime
- restart the computer (no holding down the shift key)

Hopefully this will work,

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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Dont run the installers from the desktop..put them in a folder and boot with extensions off..hold down shift key at start up..install the programs. Do you have the latest version of unstuffit for OS9.
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