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MacsBug 6.6 and OS 9.0

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I have two Macs (one SpecEd DVD iMac and a G3 Blue&White) that I use for testing. Recently, both systems are now reporting a 'user break' when MacsBugs loads durin start up:

User break @080CBC4A HGETVOL+FG060
  (it looks like "Debugger" was loading)
EBBE is ON (using the value $68F168F1 with a task rate of #17 milliseconds
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There appears to be a number of minor system problems associated with it, Navigator prefs are no longer recognized, the system appears to be prone to crashing with memory exceptions/bus errors/unable to access issues and possibly others.

I use this to debug developing software and I need to know that MacsBug isn't the one causing the problem.

Does anyone know what is happening?
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When you installed MacsBug you probably installed the items in the "into Debugger Prefs file" "into MacsBug Preferences folder" folders....DONT...heh...Remove them. Heres a list of the items in those folders:

Leaks dcmd - optional
PageFaults dcmd - optional
Startup Actions - optional
KCHR (U.S.) - optional

Just to cover your bases also give Norton a runthrough to clean up any oddities. If removing those optional macsbug items doesnt fix it then its not a macsbug problem. I would check any 3rd party extensions/control panels to make sure theyre not causing system weirdness.
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That did the trick! Thanks so much! I don't understand, though, if the optional items are provided by Apple with the application, why does it cause this problem? Thanks anyway!
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The optional items are for 68k emulation code and some other odds and ends that 1) slow down your system and 2) mess with virtual memory...The readme that comes with Macsbugs explains in more detail than i can.
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