Startup crash on Power Mac 4400 After updating to Mac OS 8.1, Manuel Lizarraga, Jr. reports that, on his Power Mac 4400, he would get a crash at startup unless his Mac OS … Read more
"You don't have to turn off the 'fast' option entirely. You can turn off the 'Static Disk Cache' Option in the Cache setup screen. That way you still have RAM caching and you don't lose all your performance. You'd also have to do this for any disks you use which have individual 'CDTCache' settings, as the Disk Cache setting for the individual CD takes precedence.
Also, if you have a normal … Read more
SimpleText disappears Several readers have reported that, after updating to Mac OS 8.1, all copies of SimpleText have disappeared from their startup drive. It's simple enough to fix - … Read more
Based on some comments I received from a source that wishes to remain anonymous, this problem may also disappear if you turn off virtual memory. Here are the details:
It is possible that a non-Apple extension (Kaleidoscope 1.8.1??) is allocating memory in a program's Application heap and still using that … Read more
PrintGuard 1.0.5 is out. It is a control panel to alert users trying to print on previously identified network printers. Version 1.0.5 adds the possibility to reverse the function of PrintGuard.
DeskTape Pro 4.5 is out. It is a backup utility from Optima Technologies. This version is needed for Mac OS 8.1 and HFS compatibility. A free demo is available (thanks, Terrence Seaford.)