I'm new to the Mac Forums so forgive me if this is a dumb question. I've done some searches and couldn't find an answer to my question so here goes: I have an aluminum G4 1GHz Powerbook I got in March of 2004. I love it and it's been great. But I'm having a problem lately and from the limited internet research I've done I think my hard drive is failing. The computer will just give me the spinning beachball and I've waited ten minutes in Safari for a page to load, and it hasn't. It also makes a high-pitched spinning or whining noise that sounds like it's coming from the upper left side of the keyboard, and I don't have a CD in the disc drive. I've repaired my permissions countless times, my S.M.A.R.T. status is verified, and I ran the hardware test and everything checked out okay. I did get two errors that said: "Surface scan failed-error -4" and "Volume structure failed-error -92" I have backed up all my information and I was going to wipe the hard drive and reinstall everything, but I can't find my second software disc. I have never lost anything like this before, and I can't imagine why the first disc was somewhere apart from the second disc. So I didn't do a clean install because I don't have the second disc. The closest Apple Store is 2.5 hours away and this is the second time my computer is going in this year. I'm using my G3 iBook right now (2002) but it's not compatible with a lot of websites and it's just slower. What are my options? I saw something on another thread about calling Apple and talking with a specialist and shipping the computer myself. I'm a college student and going to the Apple Store on the weekends is just a madhouse (I'm in school weekdays). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!