well, I just reinstalled the system 7.5.3, and it was booting fine since then. but now, I get this weird freeze at startup. I get the smily face, the "Welcome to macintosh", the "Mac OS" splash, icon parade, then I see my mouse, and the top white bar, then nothing. I hear the hard drive get accesed a few times, than nothing. I am able to move the mouse when the white bar is present, but after the hard drive freezings, nothing. I tried rebuilding the desktop, but I got a blank yellow, yes yellow (think stickies yellow) dialoge box, then freeze. for some reason, I can start in safe mode, a.k.a. extensions off mode, and it boots just fine. both my hard drives appear, all my program aliases, all 4 of my trash cans (origonal and 3 aliases), top toolbar, and control strip. I am able to rebuild the desktop in safe mode, so I did. no solution. I zapped the PRAM, nothing. I removed the PRAM batt and zapped, nothing. replaced the PRAM batt, and again, nothing. What's funny, is that even though my panasonic CD-ROm is turned on, the extension reads a ? on it when I load, but right after I zapped the PRAM, I got a 2 next to the extension (working properly, it displays the SCSI ID number). then, after the damn thing froze again, and I restarted, I got the ? again. could it possibly be a shot PRAM battery? if so, I have a new SAFT one I keep in backup just in case. just say the word, and i'll swap them. oh, one more thing, my internal speaker isnt going off when I switch it on. I dont know if it is plugged in wrong, or what. Specs time:
Macintosh LC III
Motorolia 68030 @ 33mhz (chipped from it's origonal 25).
no FPU (PM me if you have one that will work)
maxed out ram @ 36mb (4 on mobo, 1 32mb SIMM)
Macintosh HD: 250mb Conner SCSI HDD @ ID 0
Macintosh HD 2: Origonal 80mb Quantium SCSI HDD @ SCSI ID 4
Panasonic external 8x SCSI CD-ROM @ SCSI ID 2
DaynaPort LC PDS Ethernet Card, @ 10T.
System 7.5.3 Revision 2 Full clean Install
SAM v 3.5
Stuffit Expander 4.01
Disk First Aid
Apple Personal Diagnostics
so, that is my loadout. heavily modded. let me know what is wrong ASAP, as this is my workhorse of my fleet. btw, if anyone has a 1gb or larger SCSI HDD, PM me, or PM me if you have that FPU. Thanks so much you guys. -digital