Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2012 8:30 PM (in response to JimTaylor61)
For starters, have you tried a SMC reset?
DALEMac OS X (10.7.5), MacPro '07 MacBookPro Late '08G4
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 3:04 AM (in response to JimTaylor61)
Play 20 questions of course :-(
Graphic card issues and failures have become common
FBDIMM issues over time and failing of course
And you still have your OEM DVD so you can run Apple Hardware Test.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 8:29 AM (in response to Dale Weisshaar)
Forgot to mention, yes, I did SMC reset as well as zap the PRAM
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to The hatter)
Good idea - I haven't run Apple Hardware test. Will do and will advise results.
However, I did run TechTool Pro, Drive Genius and Disk Warrior - none identified any problems.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 8:45 AM (in response to JimTaylor61)
Got any kernel panics in your logs?Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to JimTaylor61)
TTPro (owner since MacEKG days) is only good for disk directory and surface scans. Period;
DW is the best but again it is a one-trick pony (does it well) only for disk catalogue related issues.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 3:15 PM (in response to The hatter)
Murphy's Law, I have Mac OS X install disks I have purchased back to 10.0...... HOWEVER, I can no longer put my hands on the install disk that came with my MacPro (I think it should have been 10.4.7).
Starting up while holding the 'D' key only results in a normal boot. Thus, I must assume it is no longer on my hard drive (or if it is, it is very well hidden).
Do you, or others, have a clue where I might put my hands on a copy of Apple Hardware Test? I have tried to search the Apple site, but only find reference to use my original install DVD.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 3:24 PM (in response to JimTaylor61)
AHT for us never was pre-installed, that wasn't available back with the OEM DVD 10.4.6+
May have also needed newer firmware as well but only on the DVD - with 'd' on startup only.
That OEM DVD can / should still be possible for under $20 replacement from Apple - they may tell you that they don't. Search around and seems there is a service disc which would be even better.
Have to call. Just like you can't 'find' 10.6.x DVD or now even Lion from AppStore (taking up too many bits, sure, connfuses people?)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 4:48 PM (in response to JimTaylor61)
Updated progress - Dec 7:
History - MacPro1,1; 4 internal HDs; 3 external HDs (Firewire or USB); currently running Lion (10.4.7).
Before seeking help, I reset the SMC and zapped the PRAM.
Acquired a copy of my original OEM install disk (Mac OS 10.4.7); ran AHT; which resulted in no problems found. Do have occasional kernel panics.
Still experiencing spontaneous reboots; bouts of the spinning pizza wheel of death; selecting restart results in gray screen that then requires pressing the power button until it activates a restart.
Any further thoughts above and beyond the messages already posted?
Thanks for any advice on what I might do.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 5:49 PM (in response to JimTaylor61)
If you are getting kernel panics, dig them out of the logs and cut-and-paste them here for more help.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers