And in still another startup delay problem, several readers have noted that installing the L2 Cache Reset extension, while it works in general, did not solve the long time it takes for their Mac to go through its startup routines. Assuming this is not due to a Disk Cache reset (mentioned here before), … Read more
a. Virtual memory delays Over the past several days I have gotten several reports of significant performance slow-downs linked to virtual memory being active. While details are still a bit sketchy, it appears to affect only Apple's virtual memory, not RAM Doubler. For example:
Jim Morrison reports: "I found that I was getting periodic slowdowns, some lasting minutes, with audible hard disk … Read more
b. Kensington Paul Klenk claims that Kensington's Thinking Mouse Extension causes a freeze on launch with WordPefect. Michael Sebrey … Read more
I fully expect that most people are not having this problem (or I would have had many more reports like this by now), but this appears worth tracking.
However, I have now gotten reports from several readers (Ryan Krueger, Owen Hartnett and Robert Denton) that claim a sudden increase in the -192 errors after updating to Mac OS 7.6.1, especially in the Finder. Apparently, the error box appears with an OK button; but clicking the OK button just leads to the re-appearance of the message. This happens most often for Owen when he tries to open the root … Read more