Hello again, So here's the deal. I created a network with my other mac friend (new intel macbook) so he can grab some files off of my computer. Afterward my system was running very slow (but the CPU % was very low: around 10%) so I opted to reboot. Now I didn't realize I hadn't ejected the network image off his desktop so that may or may not be important (you guys tell me, I guess). I start the OS back up and after the chime all I get is the grey screen: nothing else. After about 10 minutes of waiting, the screen flickers and I get a blinking file with a question mark and finder icon. I try another reboot and the same thing happens. Now I have tried everything I could think of to get this to start: Reset the PMU Reset the PVRAM/NVRAM Tried to boot in Safe Mode/Single User Mode (neither works) Got to BootROM and manually reset PV/NVRAM Had a Disk Warrior CD and tried that (this would not even recognize a harddrive to fix, only the cd volume and the network disc) Tried booting it in NetBoot, thinking it would automatically resolve the network issue (which I think is the problem but again, you guys tell me your thoughts). This only gave me a blinking globe that eventually reverted to the Question Mark/Finder debacle. I'm terrified that my harddrive is scratched or is some other hardware issue (I never bumped it or anything on the restart, it just happened). I cant find my Tiger disc so I cant reinstall the OS (it's my last resort, but only until I can find or buy a usable one). I dont mind wiping the HD as long as I get my OS back. Please, please, tell me what you guys think. I'll be tinkering until then. Thanks for the read! `Vash the Stampede PS: I'm running the latest Tiger on a 1.67 GHz 15" PB with 2 Gb of RAM (one of which I installed myself, but a while back so I doubt it is this [I reinstalled just to make sure]) and I have no other peripherals attached.