I am a very new to the forum so please forgive me if I am going about this the wrong way. I have an iBook G4 purchased in 2004 and I am running Panther OSX 10.3.9. I am not sure about the other details of my iBook as I cannot access the information from the screen. It froze up and I could not force quit so I just powered down using the power button. It was slow to reboot. So far, I have performed the single user boot 'command S' and typed in fsck -fy returning the following results: 'Volume Bit Map needs minor repair' Checking volume information Invalid volume free block count (it should be 11310907 instead of 11310905) disk0s9: I/0 error **Repairing volume. disk0s9: I/O timeout. Does anyone know what this all means or does anyone have any suggestions that might be helpful in diagnosing and resolving the problem? Thanks!