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MAC users - time synchronizer bus error


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....is the error message I'm getting when trying to boot a Mac7200 in my lab. Restart option given, freezes when attempted ie. no sucessful boot at all.

Sounds bad....anyone have any ideas???

TaCk OnE?

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they have a complete list of error messages on their web site.

best bet is to check there?

sounds to me like a plug in is missing or damaged in the start up folder.

couldn't help you fix it though.

check their site.


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What version of the system software are you using? This might be a problem with whatever machine is running your network time syncronizer software.
(below is from Apple's Knowledge Base)

Mac OS 8.5: Time Server Sync Crashes

The network time server synchronization feature of Mac OS 8.5 will not work if the date is set to 1963 or earlier.

If the date on your computer is set to 1963 or earlier, it stops responding if you try to manually sync with the network time server using the Date & Time control panel. The clock date is reset when the battery supplying power to the internal clock drains. This situation is more common on PowerBook computers after they have been without power for several days, although it can happen to any type of computer. When the backup battery drains, the clock is reset to 1/1/1904.

How to Correct

Computer is currently not responding (has crashed)

1. Force quit the Time Synchronizer.
To force quit an appliation press and hold the command-option-esc keys simultaneously.
2. Force quite the Date & Time control panel.
3. Open the Date & Time control panel.
4. Manually set the date.
Computer Date has not Been Syncronized

1. Reset the date before using the network time server.

The Mac OS 8.6 Update addresses this issue.



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its a 7200 running on OS9....

thanks to those that have replied.

i'm stuck because i can't even get the desktop to load....my temporary fix was to pull the cards out of it and set up another machine in it's place, but all the software plug-ins and macros are still on the broken machine.

this week has been computer hell so far :mad:


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Can you boot it using the CD-ROM drive? If so then mount the drive, transfer everything to a backup and then wipe it clean and start over - every now and then it's a good idea to 'freshen up' your system...
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