OS 8.1Startup problem

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Ihave an Apple Tam that was working fine but just developed the following problem. Upon start-up a window pops up that says The finder could not start up because the following system library could not be found:AppearanceLib.
Any advice as to how I can fix this ? I do not have any of the original software disc's that came with this machine. Thanks !Tom

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common problem. Boot up with

common problem. Boot up with extensions off and drag your prefs folder (in your system folder) to the desktop. Then do a find for "appearance" and make sure there is a control panel, an extension, and that library. And that they are in the right folders.

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Boot Up problem

No Luck, every keyboard option I have tried will not let me get past the message about the finder not being able to start up because it cannot find the system library named AppearanceLib. Should I just purchase the OS8.5 system and install it over the 8.1 ? Thanks for your help !! I'm new to the Mac System !

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Hold down the shift key when

Hold down the shift key when the computer boots up...

Then do the above.

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Re: Boot Up problem

tominyous wrote:

No Luck, every keyboard option I have tried will not let me get past the message about the finder not being able to start up because it cannot find the system library named AppearanceLib. Should I just purchase the OS8.5 system and install it over the 8.1 ? Thanks for your help !! I'm new to the Mac System !

8.6 should run quite nicely on there, it's got quite a few more features that are worth the upgrade. If you can find a copy on eBay etc then I'd say go for it!

TOM