ok, I just upgraded the stock 10gb Maxtor to a top of the line, 120gb seagate. However, since I cloned the drive, I have been experiencing some feckin wierd issues.
1. my optical drive (Samsung SM-308B CD/RW-DVD/ROM) and Zip 100 drive (NEC brand, dunno the model no.) when they are both plugged in on the same chain (as I like em), they will cause the system to hang right before the smily mac (mous pointer there, but I can move it. if I unplug either, or both, she boots to 9.2.2 just fine. Note: I am using Apple DVD Player 2.7 and the patch so it will work with the Samsung. the Zip drive also worked fine before the new HDD. I tryed both the stock and updated iomega drivers, and nothing.
2. My Lexar 128mb USB flash stick freezes the system when I plug it in. it didnt before, and I was able to use it all the time. I am plugging it in the same USb port as before, as well as trying EVERY other port on the system, a total of 17 (2 1.1 built in, 5 on a USB 2.0 PCI card 2 on USB 1.1 PCI card, and 2 4 port hubs).
3. Perhaps the wierdest of all: when the programs are loading in at startup, the new one will force the other one to hide (you know, like selecting the app manually, and clicking "hide xxxxx" from the app menu). it seems to have corrected it's self this restart, but I will keep an eye on it, and I would like to fix it permenantly. it's very frustrating, especailly when I am trying to line up the windows in conjunction to one another. I can only get them to work (for like a minute) by selectiong "show all" from the app menu.
Machine: Power Macintosh G3 Blue and White
CPU: PowerPC 750 (G3)
Speed: 400mhz (OCed from 350mhz)
Memory: 512mb (4x 128mb sticks)
HDD: Seagate 120gb
ODD: Samsung SM-308B
ZIP: generic NEC
Video: stock ATI Rage 128 (16mb VRAM)
Add on Cards: PCI 1: Video Card
PCI 2: Generic USB 2.0 5 port card (NEC chipset)
PCI 3: Opti Firelink 2 port USB 1.1 card (same chipset as built in USB ports)
PCI 4: No card, but PCI cooling fan
thanks for your time. -digital