This was my wife's uncle's (Sam) computer, he was definitely a geek in his days. When he died, I bought the machine from his widow for $25. It still booted into System 6.0.1 no problem, but then I messed it up somehow. For months it would only take me to the command prompt right after the boot screen. Today, I tried it again and it booted to the GUI! I looked around the files a bit, played some solitaire, got into Arkanoid, but couldn't get out of the game. Yeah, super noob here. I was raised on DOS/Win 3.1, this is practically Greek to me.
I rebooted, and then I was getting "UNABLE TO LOAD PRODOS" and the intermittent readout of a bunch of hex-looking data (which of course I can't get to show up now that I'm writing this).
I popped the case, inspected the cards (slot 1: empty, slot 2: Computer Eyes, slot 3: Apple II Video Overlay, slot 4: Transwarp, slot 5: empty, slot 6: empty, slot 7: RAM Fast / SCSI 256K Rev C that's hooked to a hard drive, slot 8: GS-RAM Plus), and now I'm looking at the RamFAST configuration utility. Trying to muddle through that isn't getting me anywhere, and rebooting takes me right back to the config screen.
I'm so deep in the woods, I'm totally lost. Please help. I'd like to keep all the data on Sam's drive, but I did order a boot disk set just in case. How can I get back into System 6.0.1 and prevent this from happening again?