You heard right, my G3 iMac/333 is a retard. It seems that CDs are not it's freind, PC made CDs that is. I burnt some mp3s on a CD usin a PC and tried to transfer them to this iMac. Well I put the CD in and it sounded like it was checking every possible file that existed in it. It wasn't showin up on the desktop (Mac OS 9.2 btw) at the time cuz it was still lookin through all 150 mp3s before it decided that the PC CD was worthy enough to be displayed on it's OS. So I ate some dinner took a shower and by the time I came back to it, it was finally mounted and ready to transfer. But good lord!!!! 30 minutes??? (I had spare time) The System Installer CD I have doesn't have these problems. I pop that CD in and it's mounted in 10 seconds. So there's probably some issue here with non-Mac CDs. Where do I go from here?