Boy, I've messed something up really bad. I'm running a G4 Mdd OS Tiger. Today decided I would launch OS9, which is installed, but it is installed on 1/2 of a HD that also has Tiger partition. When the Mac tried to open OS9, the gong rang then there was a message that read, can not be read HD, do you want to initialize. I hadn't seen this message in many years; I clicked yes. Needless to say, in a second I knew this was not a good choice. I tried to stop what appeared to be happening, namely loosing every thing on the HD. I have 3 HDs in this G4 one sata and 2 IDEs. These are three boot able HDs. Now when I try to start it up holding down the Option key, which allows the HD icons to appear, which they do, but all that happens is a screen full of strange typing and the word kernal appear near the bottom and other typing I don't understand. I do have a sata backup which I can switch with the sata HD. I have NO clue what to do. And, I had just got every thing running so smoothly. HELP!