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It appears that this was not a dead battery either. It looks like after something caused the machine to boot to OS9, then slight differences in the file properties caused the Quickbooks datafile to be unreadable as well as the date/time. Whatever made the machine startup on OS9 was static for weeks until a crash, after which it booted on OSX (10.2 Jaguar) where everything is back to normal. Even the date/time is set accurately (which I had never manually reset on OS9).

Any ideas on what really happened? Or how to prevent this in the future. Can I delete OS9 from the machine entirely so it can't ever boot there? Or some better idea?  (Since I won't be using the machine again until tax season next year, I may forget again what the correct OS version is. Although going through this this year will probably make me remember.:)  This machine will stay on OSX 10.2 as long as it keeps working.)
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i was just reading the manual for my performa 5200cd.. it makes mention of a software package called "MacTest Pro for Power Macintosh"

says to use that app for diagnostics

is this app anywhere online? does anyone have this? or has anyone heard of this before?

Not a "General Hardware" topic. Please delete and/or post elsewhere. Thank you.
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General Hardware Discussions / "MacTest Pro for Power Macintosh"
« Last post by macStuff on Today at 10:58:48 AM »
i was just reading the manual for my performa 5200cd.. it makes mention of a software package called "MacTest Pro for Power Macintosh"

says to use that app for diagnostics

is this app anywhere online? does anyone have this? or has anyone heard of this before?
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that info cant be accurate.. noone has ever seen a 7450 type cpu that is 933mhz or 1.0 ghz??
from what i know to be true at least

everymac.com has been known to have alot of hard to find mistakes
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Mac OS 9 on Unsupported Hardware / Re: Booting Mac Os 9 on Mac Mini.
« Last post by macStuff on Today at 07:47:43 AM »
wonder if the device ID extension edit fix of user Bolle's would help you out there?
DeviceID: 5962 (instead of Bolle's 9200SE with the id of 5961?)

both of them are RV280 gpus
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I think Gallery's software is a 3rd party one.
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DAW - Vision & Studio Vision by Opcode / Re: Drum matrix weirdness
« Last post by GaryN on February 23, 2018, 11:44:12 PM »
Yo, Syntho…

I've attached two files here. One is a D4 Galaxy Bundle. It's the default patches and key assigns as came when new.
The other is an SVP sequence named "Start 2". The seq contains a track for the D4 with note names showing. You want to keep this seq as your Start seq. Use it anytime you start a new project.

Put the Galaxy Bundle in the same folder as your other D4 stuff. The D4 patch window and Notes are subscribed to the Galaxy bundle, so the drum names should come up. You may have to open the Patch names window, click the Note names column next to D4 and subscribe to it - I don't know because I've never tried to "transfer" this setup like this before.

It's likely you'll need to experiment a little to get everything integrated into your Studio setup - just keep the originals separate and play with copies in case it goes wrong.

Note (lol) that the drums are in the same order as the notes they're assigned to. You can and you should rearrange them into whatever order works for you by dragging the dots to the left of the manes in the column with the vertical arrows. Personally, I keep the kick on the bottom, then the snare, the toms then cymbals so like things are grouped together. You can add additional drums or change names by typing directly into the Names window.

Again, I gotta stress I've never tried this - odds are that something is gonna get weird and need to be figured out but hopefully it shouldn't be too bad and be well worth it for you.
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Mac OS 9 on Unsupported Hardware / Re: Booting Mac Os 9 on Mac Mini.
« Last post by MacOS Plus on February 23, 2018, 11:05:23 PM »
  I just snagged a 1.5GHz G4 Mini on eBay, so I'll officially be able to help with this project once it arrives!

I received my Mini today.  Mildly unfortunate - what showed up was a 1.42GHz instead of the 1.5GHz model it was listed as.  (I'll bitch at the seller tomorrow.)  On the up-side, it has 1GB of RAM.

  I went straight into testing a 9.2.2 drive that I've been using for awhile in another machine.  It was made from the "Unsupported G4s ASR", and I believe it's the one that I was using in the 9serve.  I attached it via firewire so I could leave the OS X install on the internal drive intact.  The only thing I swapped out was the Mac OS ROM file.  The disk was selected for boot using the option key method.

  Amazingly, only a single extension out of everything I normally have enabled broke the boot - "Apple Audio Extension".  After disabling that it booted properly, obviously without audio support, but it booted extremely fast.  Video detected a single resolution of 1920x1080, which is correct for this monitor, but predictably it's only offering 256-color mode.  Something is causing a Finder crash when it reaches the desktop but I have yet to determine what it is.  One weird thing is that the Apple menu won't enable the submenu for the Control Panels folder.

  There is one strange twist with the disabling of the PMU device.  For some reason the system identifies this Mini model as an iBook.  Without power management loading the system obviously complains when reaching the desktop that the software is missing.  The weird part is that after a few minutes of use a warning came up saying the system was low on power, as if it was running on a battery, and then promptly shut down because it thought it needed to protect itself.  I removed the Energy Saver control panel to prevent this from happening again, leading to the missing software warning every boot.

  Everything else seems to work.  The AppleTalk control panel even states there's a serial port available, presumably because it recognizes the modem.

  Now for the coolest part - I'm posting this from Classilla running on this Mini!  (This is getting a bit challenging on Classilla because compatibility with this forum is not as good as it used to be.)

Edit - One additional note - The device info for the Radeon 9200 in this thing is as follows:

Device name: "ATY,RockHopper2_A"
Chipset: "ATY,RV280"
Device ID: 5962
ROM: 113-xxxxx-116
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Application Development & Programming in the Classic Mac OS / Re: old Apple MIDI Manager
« Last post by teroyk on February 23, 2018, 04:07:25 PM »
i wonder how many other "missing documentation" there is to be found using this obscure "apple doc viewer" app?

I have to check that fileformat and think how to detect it from files.
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I found a tome of Apple's "Legacy" developer documentation (packaged in 2011) which contains articles and source code dating back to about 1990 covering many dev topics.

Thanks. It has lot of documentation, but don't get fooled that it has everything, because is so big. But inice add on for another documentations that was available in net.
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