2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2012 2:04 PM by Joe from Hamburg (GER)
Joe from Hamburg (GER) Level 1 (5 points)



I polished my good old Classic2 with a new PRAM battery and a new 2GB HDD. I copied the content of the 80MB Quantum old HDD completely via the SCSI connector to the new 2GB IBM HDD by dragging it with the mouse. With the new HDD everything works fine also the different versions of System-7 I have installed.


However: After each startup the desktop file is rebuilt. How can I stop it?


Any idea how to fix it?



  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 (46,565 points)

    Been a l-o-n-g time since I used System 7. Look at this link http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2344 I'm thinking that you have a "bad" extension. You might try an intentional Rebuild of the Desktop at startup & see if that solves the problem. Another thing to try. Startup with the Shift key depressed. This turns Off extensions - now do you get the rebuild message. If not, use the Extension Manager to turn Off extensions until you find the offending one.


     Cheers, Tom

  • Joe from Hamburg (GER) Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for your recommendations I have followed so far: intentional rebuilt of desktop, skip extensions - but without any success. FirstAid and Norton do not find any errors.  Still after each startup  the desktop file will be rebuild. The new 2GB HDD I have initialized with a patched "Apple HD SC Setup 7.3.5".

    ... (5 more minutes passed)

    Argl!! I am banging my head! So stupid! I found it. In the root directory of the HDD I created a folder named "Desktop". After renaming it everything works fine!