ok guys and gals i posted the other day that i was starting to have some problems with my powerbook, well the saga continues i have narrowed it down to a hard drive problem i belive, but i want to be sure what are the typical signs of a hard drive failing? what should i look for to know that this is indeed the problem if i know its the problem i will do what i can to get a new hard drive and install it myself, although i know its tricky, i think i should be able to handle it so long as i take my time with it.... anyways, the reason i believe that my hardd drive is the suspect is because it had problems starting up, and still takes longer than ever to start, and when it was working still if i tried to read too much from the drive everything would lock up, i can also hear the drive being read from now, as i never noticied it before or it never happened before. so to rule out the OS being the problem i attemped an archive and install: it failed i then erased the drive and attmepted to install again and it stoped while still installing the BSD Subsystem.... so i am guessing that the hard drive is the problem what do you think? Please help!!!