Long story short, my co-hort in crime was halfway thru a render in Poser 6 when the beachball of doom appeared and pbook stopped responding. He restarted it got the start up screen got through the Mac OS Bar Screen and it quickly goes to a blue screen then gets what sounds like a kernal panic screen of sorts with text and such. I haven't been to his house to attempt to fix it yet so that's all the info I have, since my HD on my pbook died a month ago it sounds like his did too, maybe, my first thought is he probably pushed the computer too hard thru that render. I'm going over today with a portable firewire drive with a bootable copy of my HD to see how frelled he is, bringing a copy of OS X to run disk utility and printed out how to zap the pram and target firewire disc mode for the portable firewire drive. My question to everyone out there: With the limited info I've given you (I'll provide better next time, honest), is there anything else I need besides and old and young priest to make his gear work again?