[iBook] Extremely Sluggish iBook 700

Tom R. no spam tr5374 at csc.albany.edu
Sat Aug 9 15:21:21 PDT 2008

On Sat, 9 Aug 2008, Jim Scott wrote:
 . . .
> > I'm trying to help a friend make useful an iBook 700mHz (640MB RAM)
> > G3, but it is just slower than molasses, doing anything. Start-up
 . . .
> Also boot from an OS 9.1 or 9.2 disk and use Disk Utility to check for
> bad sectors. I suspect your slowness can be attributed to the hard
> drive, especially if the iBook runs acceptably off the optical drive.
 . . .

Can use OSX Disk Utility to zero the HD, which will result in
bad sectors being identified.  (Booting from an install disc
and running DU that way will be slower than running it from
some other computer with the 700 iBook booted in firewire target
disc mode.)

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