I've had an iMac g5 for a few years now, and about a year ago it stopped working. I needed a computer right then (doesn't it always happen like that) so I bought a laptop and havn't looked at the Mac since and now I miss it and want it back. On to the problem... When I start the computer, it clicks (2-5 times) then there is a whirring sound. It repeats this for a few minutes, then goes to a grey screen with a folder that alternates from a "?" to the finder icon. If I use the OSX install disk and run the disk utility, the HD doesn't show up there. But, if I run a hardware test, it passes the mass storage test. I'm about to the point of just buying a new HD and re-installing everything, but I wanted to check here first. If I go the new HD route, is there anything Mac specific I need to know about, or will just any SATA drive work? Also, is there anyway to get data from the old hard drive, like hooking it up as an external? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Drew.