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Offline Europa

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System Profiler Crashing the System
« on: November 22, 2019, 03:10:20 PM »
Ok, so this is a bit of an odd issue. All of a sudden one day, whenever I'd open up the system profiler in Mac OS 9, it hard locks the system. I have done a few tests and it looks to be an issue with an extension or a control panel, as when I boot up with extensions off it doesn't lock up the system.

What is the best way to figure out the offensive extension? I have Conflict Catcher, so enabling/disabling extensions manually isn't too hard, but I would be interested if there was a way I could do this automatically.
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Re: System Profiler Crashing the System
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 04:28:06 PM »
the fastest path is to remove everything third party and then perform trial and error using an arbitrarily chosen 50% of that to isolate the bad boy.
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Re: System Profiler Crashing the System
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2019, 07:45:29 PM »
Ok, thank you! Is there any way to streamline the process with CC or should I stick to manually doing it?
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Re: System Profiler Crashing the System
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 03:32:12 AM »
i cant tell you offhand if it is faster to debug. try it, if you dont get a result, go back to 1 ;)
"It is true that the "pre-emptive multitasking" advantage present in OS X can be illustrated by downloading CD-ROM ISOs and rendering chaos theory formulas while simultaneously instant messaging and posting on FaceBook what you ate... but in reality, what did you create?"
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Re: System Profiler Crashing the System
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2019, 04:07:05 PM »
Ok, thanks :)
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Re: System Profiler Crashing the System
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2019, 03:55:21 PM »
Well, I found the culprit: the CD/DVD extensions. I know the reason for this too, it's because I installed an HP DVD burner to replace my failing Pioneer drive. The HP never worked right in OS X and I thought it was working fine in OS 9, but I guess not.

I know what I'm buying next for my Power Mac ;)
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