HELP with Apple II+ booting!

From: Kai Kaltenbach <>
Date: Tue May 27 11:45:02 1997

This seems to be the weekend for Apple II series boot problems!

My Apple II+ will boot a diskette called the "Zardax Utilities" but it
won't boot anything else. When I boot with the Zardax Utilities
diskette, I get "APPLE II" on the screen, some disk activity, then the
Zardax menu comes up.

When I put in a different bootable diskette, I get "APPLE II" on the
screen, and then after a moment's pause, a bunch of garbage characters
are added. This happens with various bootable diskettes, including some
brand-new shrinkwrapped Atarisoft games (whose docs say they are

With the garbage on the screen, if I hit Shift/Break or Ctrl/Break or
whatever, I can get to the ] BASIC prompt.

I've switched out the Drive 1 and the diskette adapter card.

Any idea what's wrong?


Received on Tue May 27 1997 - 11:45:02 BST

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