Hello to all and to all a "hello." I think my iBook's HDD is failing but not sure yet. These are the symptoms: 1. Slow boot 2. Sometimes boots to folder/? icon 3. sometimes boots to "not allowed" symbol 4. When holding down "option" it sometimes does not show the HDD 5. Takes a very long time to launch some applications 6. DU could not verify the disk due to "file system corruption" 7. Freezes when attempting to verify disk permissions 8. About this Mac is not working 9. And actually right now everything is freezing. Ok then. What does everyone think? I really hope it's not the HDD bc I absolutely cannot afford a new one. Well, thanks in advance for any help!