Every now and again, I'll need to force restart my powerbook 1.25 - nothing odd in that. But every so often, when I do this, I run into another problem, which although not terminal, is MOST annoying. When I force restart, it starts as usual. Goes to the grey screen with the apple, then on to the blue screen with the progress bar. As the bar progresses, instead of going all the way and then on to load the desktop, the bar only progresses 7/8ths of the way across. The screen the goes totally blue, with only the arrow cursor. And there it hangs. Nothing I can do resolves this, and in the end I have to re-install the system. When I do this I can archive and install, and nothing is lost. But I have to install all the updates all over again. I have a second bootable partition, and when it freezes on the blue screen I can boot from this partition no problem. I can then see the main (now unbootable) partition, and can access all my data. I can also run DiskUtility, but it finds nothing wrong. This happened again yesterday - so I booted on the 2nd partition, then moved the System & Library folders on the faulty partition to a new folder called 'Old'. I then used CarbonCopyCloner to copy the System & Library folders from the good partition - but this didn't cure the problem. I'm at a loss as to what is causing this - and getting pissed off at having to re-install every time thiis happens!! Any thoughts??