I know this one has been beaten, but I'm looking for any more insight. I'm helping a friend out. Issue: iMac g5 boots to blue screen. Items tried: reset PRAM/PMU fyck drive Target disk/disk utility repair disk/permissions ran Hardware test all passed re-install OS installed new HD interesting things to note: if I target disk boot on another machine (using bad as boot device) i get a kernel panic after re-installing OS, machine stills goes to blue HOWEVER after leaving it there to troubleshoot I hear the install music begin playing....so things are still happening behind the scenes. Never fails to load successfully in SAFE MODE VERY slow to go into SAFE mode Ive searched around, but no fixes have come to fruition. I hope you all can help. Thanks!