Controll Panel problems

Posted: 04-10-2004, 11:17 PM
When ever I try to load up the Sound control to select input on my 8600/200
(old I know) running OS9.1, I get a message saying:

The application "Sound" has unexpectedly quit, because an update to this
software is required for compatibility with the improved Mac OS system"

I tried re-installing OS9.1, still get the same message.
Any suggestions?? apart from wiping the HD and re-installing OS9 from
scratch??

Cheers
Daini

Controll Panel problems


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William R. Walsh
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Re: Controll Panel problems
Posted: 04-11-2004, 01:11 AM
Hi!

I'd rebuild the desktop if you haven't.

Boot up holding down the SHIFT key to disable all extensions. Release that
key when the Mac OS banner comes up at startup. Make sure the startup banner
says "Extensions Disabled" or something similar. Release the SHIFT key.
Switch over to the Option and Apple keys...hold them both down at once until
you are prompted about rebuilding the desktop. Choose to do so.

Reboot and I'll bet that all will be fine once again.

William


Daini Peagram
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Re: Controll Panel problems
Posted: 04-12-2004, 01:07 AM
in article YW0ec.6838$wP1.26657@attbi_s54, William R. Walsh at
newsgroups1@idontwantjunqueemail.walshcomptech.com wrote on 11/4/04 11:41:
> Boot up holding down the SHIFT key to disable all extensions. Release that
> key when the Mac OS banner comes up at startup. Make sure the startup banner
> says "Extensions Disabled" or something similar. Release the SHIFT key.
> Switch over to the Option and Apple keys...hold them both down at once until
> you are prompted about rebuilding the desktop. Choose to do so.
>
> Reboot and I'll bet that all will be fine once again.
Gave it a go, no joy I still get the same message.

Steve
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Re: Controll Panel problems
Posted: 04-12-2004, 02:13 PM
On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 18:19:58 -0700, Daini Peagram wrote
(in message <BCA03015.153C%daini-p@ihug.com.au>):
> in article YW0ec.6838$wP1.26657@attbi_s54, William R. Walsh at
> newsgroups1@idontwantjunqueemail.walshcomptech.com wrote on 11/4/04 11:41:
>
>> Boot up holding down the SHIFT key to disable all extensions. Release that
>> key when the Mac OS banner comes up at startup. Make sure the startup
>> banner
>> says "Extensions Disabled" or something similar. Release the SHIFT key.
>> Switch over to the Option and Apple keys...hold them both down at once
>> until
>> you are prompted about rebuilding the desktop. Choose to do so.
>>
>> Reboot and I'll bet that all will be fine once again.
>
> Gave it a go, no joy I still get the same message.
>
Possibility #1. Extensions conflict. Have you tried starting up with a
minimal extension set?

Possibility #2. System corruption. Have you tried Disk Utilities, or better
yet, TechTool 3, or other quality third party utility? If these can't fix the
problem, I usually reinstall the OS, but without reformating the HD. I do a
clean install. This puts down a new OS without having to wipe the hard drive.
Still some work, since you have to move all your third party extensions, but
better than reformatting the HD.

catchmerevisited
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Re: Controll Panel problems
Posted: 04-19-2004, 06:44 AM
in article 0001HW.BC9FF207011A02AFF0386600@netnews.comcast.ne t, Steve at
nobodyNOSPAM@comcast.net wrote on 4/12/04 7:13 AM:
> On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 18:19:58 -0700, Daini Peagram wrote
> (in message <BCA03015.153C%daini-p@ihug.com.au>):
>
>> in article YW0ec.6838$wP1.26657@attbi_s54, William R. Walsh at
>> newsgroups1@idontwantjunqueemail.walshcomptech.com wrote on 11/4/04 11:41:
>>
>>> Boot up holding down the SHIFT key to disable all extensions. Release that
>>> key when the Mac OS banner comes up at startup. Make sure the startup
>>> banner
>>> says "Extensions Disabled" or something similar. Release the SHIFT key.
>>> Switch over to the Option and Apple keys...hold them both down at once
>>> until
>>> you are prompted about rebuilding the desktop. Choose to do so.
>>>
>>> Reboot and I'll bet that all will be fine once again.
>>
>> Gave it a go, no joy I still get the same message.
>>
>
> Possibility #1. Extensions conflict. Have you tried starting up with a
> minimal extension set?
>
> Possibility #2. System corruption. Have you tried Disk Utilities, or better
> yet, TechTool 3, or other quality third party utility? If these can't fix the
> problem, I usually reinstall the OS, but without reformating the HD. I do a
> clean install. This puts down a new OS without having to wipe the hard drive.
> Still some work, since you have to move all your third party extensions, but
> better than reformatting the HD.
>
all the usual suspects.... here's another (freuently overlooked) try; trash
suspected preferences (most of them are harmless enough, as the relevant
apps will just create or 'update' at next launch anyhow).
oh, yeah- also try to discern the nature of the problem by thinking back to
what the last app. you ran was before coming across this message, and if any
programs were loaded/ installed around that time, if any extensions were
loaded, and/ or modified at that time, and try replacing them with a fresh
set.

Also, if worse comes to worse, if a "clean install" (system folder only)
becomes necesary, then once done, compare system folders (I recommend
manually as opposed to software 'solutions'), installing applications and
their relevant extensions one at a time. This will save your important data,
software, etc.

another possibility is that your control panel 'Sound' is obsolete; if i
remember correctly, from o/s 8 and later, the control panel should be
'Monitors & Sound'.

 
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