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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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    Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasTheXPUser View Post
    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?

    Thanks
    Thomas
    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
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    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

    Thanks

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

    Thanks,

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    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - 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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    3.9 GB is available out of 6 GB total

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasTheXPUser View Post
    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,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - 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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