I think I screwed up my 5300

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I think I screwed up my 5300

It's probably just a system software problem. Most of the icons have turned into the generic peice of paper with the little folded corner, including the finder and system icon. Also, I get bomb messages at random times, even when I'm not running any apps or doing anything. So I think I am going to try and find system 7.6 somewhere in floppy disk form. Does 7.6 include Apple Remote Access with it? Is that what you need to use dial up?

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Rebuild the Desktop

You might try rebuilding the desktop (hold down Command + Option while its booting). Depending on the OS , it will either rebuild automatically or ask if you want to do that. You might also consider running Disk First Aid to see if your HD has any problems.

Good luck!

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I already did

I already did all that stuff

I think it's because I looked at the system software with ResEdit

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Hmmm.. Yes ResEdit can do hor

Hmmm.. Yes ResEdit can do horrible evil things to System files, although "just looking" shouldn't cause problems as long as you never "save changes."

A clean install might be the next order of business. They are not so bad as there is no data loss, per se. The only pain comes from manually moving over any special Control Panels, Extensions, and Preferences from the old system folder.

I hope your 5300 feels better soon.

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