Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: Freezing Mac (was: No more PAWs...and Leica lens prototype query)
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 09:26:25 -0500

on 2/15/01 8:30 AM, Johnny Deadman at wrote:

> on 2/15/01 6:18 AM, Martin Howard at wrote:
>> apbbeijing wrote, in part:
>>> My G3s crash several times a day too. The thing that bugs me the most is
>>> that the computers (PB and tower) both hang for 2 minutes at the end of the
>>> startup process and I cannot for the life of me figure out why. It only
>>> started after I installed OS 9 and what makes it weirder is that about once
>>> a month it doesn't hang: reinstalling the system and the usual repair
>>> utilities have got me no further.
>> I went through a period of the same thing.  The machine would just freeze
>> for a couple of minutes at the end of startup, then suddenly start working
>> again.  At some point, it stopped doing this.  I never did manage to figure
>> out why.  Maybe checking or would provide an
>> answer.
> This is usually a sign that the Mac is looking for a network server set to
> be mounted at startup and not finding it.

I should have said this can also happen if you RENAME the server. So say
your PB and tower were networked correctly and sharing HDs. Then you change
the name of one to 'knife' and the other to 'fork' or something. Now they
can't find the server they were formerly networked with at startup, and hang
until they time out.

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Johnny Deadman