Classic won't quit except by force; any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Guest, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I am running OS X 10.3.4 on a G4/867 Quicksilver Mac with 1 GB of RAM.
    Generally works pretty well. However, I use Classic a lot (mainly for MS
    Word 5.1a), and lately I've noticed that Classic almost never quits when
    asked. Instead, it hangs while quitting, and I eventually have to force
    quit it.

    Are there any well-known culprits for this problem, anything to look at
    first? I'm not really sure how to diagnose Classic problems. If I had an
    OS 9 machine that wouldn't shut down, I'd at least try running
    Diskwarrior, Norton, Tech Tool Pro, and see if any of them turn up and
    fix a problem. But there isn't any equivalent to this for Classic, is
    there? Perhaps the thing to do is to do a fresh install from a 9.2.1 CD
    and upgrade, winnow the Classic folder to eliminate unnecessary things,
    and finally make a copy of the completely pure System Folder and stash
    it somewhere. Wish I had done that earlier!

    George Fowler
    gfowler AT indiana DOT edu
    Guest, Jun 23, 2004
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