So I have an old 2001 PowerMac G4 466Mhz 384MB and it has for the most part been at least a steady comp, allowing me to do simple Photoshop tasks, Word, mail, internet, etc. I had a pretty good AMD Athlon 3200 PC my friend was letting me use but he took it back, so I started using the Mac again, until I saved enough money for a iMac (preferably the new ones coming) but one day it just decided to crap out on me. I kept turning it on and off and it would freeze at the start screen, or it wouldnt load the dock, etc, etc... I needed a computer but I didnt have the money so I rented a Toshiba 1.83GHz Intel M, 512 ram, and Windows Vista Basic built in 2007. First off it was slow, second off I thought Vista wouldnt be that bad, but it was. Maybe it was because it was Basic? Dont get me wrong, Windows XP imo is a nice OS, but they shouldnt even be allowed to make Vista Basic. Vista Basic should be called, Windows With A Bunch of Shiny **** That Runs Slower Than Goddamn XP because that is basically what it was. I also had problems getting the wireless to pick up, but later I figured out it was a modem/router problem and I got it all to work. Downloading and installing Safari Beta and AIM took literally 20 minutes....so I gave the laptop to my gf to use for a second, and figured What the hell? Ill turn on the Mac one more time. Keep in mind at this point it isnt plugged in to the Ethernet cord when I boot it up. So when I turn it on it starts making this whining noise..so with all my might I focus my super-pissed energy into my fist and punch the top of the Mac. It stops making the noise, the start up loads..then dock, desktop items, everything, and faster than it used to. I am cautious, so I load a Photoshop doc it normally struggles with. It loads it faster than normal..then I plug in the Ethernet cord and sure enough it works! So what is the moral of the story? If you hit something hard enough, it will act right. That could be it, or it could be a few things that I figured out. Before, I tried pushing reset buttons, and a little button on the logic board to no avail. Everytime it started up a little bit, it would give me a weird time error saying it would screw things up. I think perhaps the fact that the Internet wasnt plugged in when I originally booted it might have helped, and I finally updated the Mac completely as before, updates took forever to download and install for some strange reason and I didnt bother before. How the Mac got like that in the first place is beyond me, besides the old age, it could be how long I kept it on sometimes, and just turning it off without shutting down properly. Anyways I thought I would like you all to know.