> On Wed, 9 Jul 2003 9:10:50 -0400, David Wadwell wrote
>> I had a crash the other day and performed the normal ?forced restart1
>> (control+command+power) in order to clear the freeze. However, instead of
>> the usual MacOS logo I had a grey screen with the following message:
>> ?Welcome to OpenFirmware. To continue booting, type 3mac-boot2 and press
>> return.1 I then had a very small MacOS logo in the middle of the screen
>> (with meaningless numbers and letters underneath) before the usual MacOS 9.1
>> logo appeared telling me it was starting up...
>> Now every time I restart I reboot into OpenFirmware and have to type the
>> magic words above. If I start from a shut down - then everything operates
>> as normal with no OpenFirmware in sight. Everything else seems to work OK.
>> Can anyone tell me what has happened? And should I be concerned as all my
>> programs seem to work OK.
>> David Wadwell.
>> My system is: PowerBook G3/500MHz/256Mb/20Gb/OS9.1
> I have a similar situation having to type "mac-boot" whenever the system is
> started, but _only_ if my HP 2210 "All-In-One" multifunction
> printer/fax/scanner/copier is connected at time of the restart. If I unplug
> the USB connector to the 2210 then the start is "normal" and if afterwards I
> replug the USB connectorf the 2210 functions normally. Other than this
> startup oddity everything else seems to work normally.
> I contacted HP about this startup issue and was told to not expect any
> resolution to the problem from HP.
> My system is: PowerBook G4/500MHz/512Mb/20Gb/OS-X 10.2.6
> -- James L. Ryan -- TaliesinSoft
Many thanks for your information - I think that it solves the mystery as I
have also recently bought and installed exactly the same HP machine as you
(HP PSC 2210 all-in-one) and , on reflection, it is only after this time
that I have been experiencing this weird behaviour. I assumed it was as a
result of my crash - but that was only an assumption in the absence of any
other clues. I feel a lot less concerned now. Thanks again.