Hello everyone, Thank you for your time... I am having the startup problem i am having... my mac loads thru grey screen and stops at blue... flickering quickly and randomly to a black screen with "getty: (username)/dev/console device not supported.." I have try'd to boot up in safe-mode which does the same thying and overdrives the fan. I reset the PRAM and PMU... all to no avail. I had some issues last night prior to this... I could not gain access to SYS.PREF. options that i had previously locked. Within the account management pane i could not change my password succesfully and so on... I dont know what the deal is... but i'm freaked out >< Any advice greatly appreciated... Thanks note - I have also tried single user startup - "/sbin/fsck -fy" which said Hard Drive fine. then just the same cyclick BS I have misplaced my startup disc, would i be likely to be able to boot from that - command C?