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AppleCare TechTool CD won't boot newest Macs System
A few weeks ago, I received a new 800FW PowerMac and signed up for the extended protection plan, with which they sent me a CD with TechTool Deluxe 3.0.2. The front of the CD reads, "For Mac OS 8.6 or later and Mac OS X or later," and "To strart up from this CD hold down the C key ..."

If you insert the CD when the mac is running, two CD icons come up, one for Classic and one for X. Sunday I decided to try it and discovered that no matter what I did, the Mac would only boot into OS X on the hard drive. I called Apple, and after trying various things, the support person discovered a document that said this CD only works with a dual booting Mac and doesn't work at all on the Mac it came with.

The "good" news is that Apple is working on a replacement CD that will work with the macs that only boot into OS X, and the promise is that it will be sent out soon.
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AppleCare TechTool CD won't boot newest Macs
Authored by: jgoodno on Apr 02, '03 04:50:10PM

Sorry but my advice would be don't bother waiting. I've been down this road already with a 667 Powerbook. Same thing. Same story. A new version to be released soon. Well the new version came out and it still didn't boot my PB. Tech Sppt finally admitted that many machines never get a functioning Boot CD.

I finally bought Disk Express. It boots the Powerbook and the software is dynamite.



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