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snowprick
09-28-2007, 04:49 AM
After my initial backup I tested the boot from backup drive feature. No problem. Since then I have completed a smart backup and now cant boot from backup drive. I hold down the Option key at startup and click on the backup drive then hit GO and I get the grey screen with the Apple in the middle but no beach ball and it just hangs there.

Power Mac G5 with lots of everything
Backup drive is a LaCie 500 gig FW 800

What gives?

dnanian
09-28-2007, 09:11 AM
Dunno! What options are you using when you back up?

snowprick
09-28-2007, 10:07 PM
Carried out Incremental Backup last night now when trying to boot from backup drive I only get the grey screen and NO Apple sign. Also G5 takes a long time to find the backup drive after holding down on the Option key.

dnanian
09-29-2007, 09:19 AM
I don't think your Smart Update could have caused that. Rather, I'd have to guess that you're having some hardware issues, especially given the long time it takes to find the drive.

Try powering everything, including the drive, fully off. Then, simplify your connections to just required devices and try again.

snowprick
09-30-2007, 01:21 AM
I don't think your Smart Update could have caused that. Rather, I'd have to guess that you're having some hardware issues, especially given the long time it takes to find the drive.

Try powering everything, including the drive, fully off. Then, simplify your connections to just required devices and try again.

You were right on the money David. Thru a process of elimination, traced the problem to an errant Apple video cam which was connected to my 20" cinema display. Disconnecting it solved the problem. I have since reconnected the video cam thru the backup drive and all's well.

SuperDuper is back in business.

Like Tina Turner said, "Simply the best, better than all the rest" :)

By the way, SuperDuper works just fine on my MB Pro with my new found Wiebetech Combo Drive.

Thanks again for a great product at an unbelievable price.

dnanian
09-30-2007, 10:26 AM
Glad to hear it, and thanks for the follow-up!