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Well, I tried the tutorial located here ... http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=517

 

I followed the first part and was successful. I noticed an increase in performance via xbench. I then restarted a few times and tested each time after i restarted and the setting seemed to have "worn off" as they kept getting slower and slower.

 

I then applied the second part of the tutorial and when I restarted, I could not load OS X anymore. I booted with the -v option and in yellow text I see the following:

Failed to load extension com.apple.driver.AppleGenericPCATA.
Couldn't alloc class "AppleGenericPCATAPCIRoot"

 

I did get some other errors but I think I fixed them as I booted from the instal disc and through terminal, renamed "IOATAFamily.kext.disabled" back to "IOATAFamily.kext" and all the errors with that one went away. I also deleted "AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext" as I didn't know if that was causing a problem. I also couldn't find the "Extensions.kextcache" and "Extensions.mkext" files after I deleted them, so i can't restore them. I also used disc utilities to repair permissions and such, but still nothing.

 

I also ran the install again as an "update" and hoped that it would replace the missing files with the ones I needed, but that didn't work either.

 

Any and all help on this matter would be great as I really dont want to spend another 6 hours reinstalling everything I have. =( Thanks in advance!

 

System:

CPU: P4 2.4Ghz SSE2

Memory: 1024MB DDR

HDD: 200GB WD (186GB formated)

Video: ATI All-In-Wonder 9000 Pro 64MB RV250 (can't remember if it if DDR or not)

Motherboard: Soyo SY-P4I865PE Plus Dragon 2 v1.0

 

- Dustin

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You don't need to restore "Extensions.kextcache" and "Extensions.mkext" because they are rebuilt with a successful boot.

 

However, you say you deleted "AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext" rather than restoring the one that was disabled during when following the tutorial.

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However, you say you deleted "AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext" rather than restoring the one that was disabled during when following the tutorial.

 

I deleted that and didn't restore it because I wasn't able to make a back-up as that file didn't exist before I started. I'll try to copy it again back to there and see if that helps as it was working fine with that file and then got screwed up with the second file. =/

 

- Dustin

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