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the extension apple menu items prevents my 6400 from completing its startup. whats up with that?
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Something is in your Apple Menu folder in the system folder that is causing the problem (possibly a Real Audio startup thing or similar.) Remove it from the Apple Menu file and the problem ought to be solved. If necessary, remove all non-essential things from the Apple Menu folder and try putting them back in one by one if the Startup sequence works. You'll soon track down the guilty party.

If there is nothing in the Apple Menu Folder that is causing a problem, remove the Apple Menu Folder from the System and create a new one, or reinstall the System from the original disk(s).

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i have already determined that the item in the apple menu folder called Apple Menu Items, which allows submenus to appear withih the apple menu will prevent a complete startup. i want to use that extension. whats wrong?
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Look carefully at the items you have in that submenu. I think that one of them is trying to execute a command that creates an infinite loop, which is why I suggested removing all the items except for the usual ones that the original setup would install there, and putting them back one by one.

Perhaps if you listed the items presently in the Apple Menu (and any sub-menus in it) it would give us a clue.

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The item that allows submenus to appear within the apple menu is a control panel named Apple Menu Options.  It should be in the Control Panels folder, not in the Apple Menu Items folder.

If you can start up with extensions off (holding down the shift key), and an init conflict of some sort is likely.  This conflict could manifest as you describe.  For example, NowMenus from Now Utilities does the same thing as the Apple Menu Options control panel and will create a conflict if you try to use both.

To resolve an init conflict, use the Extensions Manager to turn off extensions and control panels selectively until you find a combination which both works and gives you the system functionality you desire.
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