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EJ Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 9 Nov 1998 13:17:59 -0400
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I just upgraded my Mac clone. I had to buy additional software to upgrade
the harddrive first then upgrade the system. After that I had to upgrade
the CDROM with separate software I had purchased. Did you do this already?


Cynthia Shaw wrote:

> I seem to be up doodoo creek without the paddles.
> While trying up upgrade my system software on a Mac clone via an upgrade
> from the Mac site on the net, the computer crashed and burned. When I
> start up the computer from its own startup disk, the happy face just
> sits there and smirks at me - no loading of extensions, no further
> anything.
> I ran Norton Utilities - it said to replace my original system software
> - otherwise the HD is fine.
> I started the computer with the system floppy disk (won't start from the
> CD - but it will recognize and read the CD after I've started from the
> floppy. The HD icon shows on the desktop, but none of the files in it
> will open.
> The problem is that when I try to load new system software, whether from
> the floppy disks OR the CD, it stops within a few seconds and says there
> is a "problem" - and won't load the new system software.
> My next thought is that I should do a clean install, but first try to
> back up my important files to a Zip disk. I can get a Zip to open using
> the Iomega Guest, but when I try to copy a file from the hard drive to
> the disk, it freezes or crashes. I DID back stuff up recently, but there
> are files there that I'd rather not lose if possible.
> Is there any hope of another way to get at those files to save them
> before I wipe the HD? Any other ways out?
> I'll owe anyone who can guide me out of this mess!
> Thanks -
> Cindy