I'm pretty sure my hard drive has kicked the bucket, but I just wanted to get another opinion before I buy a new one. About a week ago my system would start hanging intermittantly, particularly when I opened a new program. Sometimes when it got particularly bad I would hear a brief, high-pitched beep come from the hard drive. I backed up my important data and sat and waited as this basically continued for another week or so. I was recently trying to update mac os, after which it rebooted, which seems to have sent it into a coma because it won't boot up now... Initially I'd get to the Mac OS startup screen and the blue bar would goto full, but now it won't even go past the gray screen. I've tried fsck -fy, and it gives me about 10 lines of errors.. "invalid forward link" and "input/output error" Also, my optical drive is also toast (happened a couple months ago), so I can't try anything related to booting with a CD. Any thoughts? Or if anyone has any suggestions on last ditch things for me to try it'd be appreciated.