Hi everyone! Been reading these boards for a while and it turns out now I need help. I was simply browsing the internet (Safari 3) earlier when my one year old MacBook suddenly stopped working with a Kernel Panic. At the time of the crash I had my 500 GB external USB drive and a EMU USB-MIDI interface connected, both of which have never caused me any problems whatsoever. I switched off my external HD and restarted my Mac, thinking this was just an exceptional error. Unfortunately, upon restart, my MacBook gave me the following error message: http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bild0113qj5.jpg (Apologies for the quality) I then decided to try and boot off my OSX startup disk. Thing is, I can't even get to this screen anymore. Subsequent restarts result in a black screen and the sleep light being lit, but nothing else seems to be working. The disk drive makes a short 'eject' noise which is usually followed by the boot sequence but it's as though the whole machine just freezes after making the sound. Sometimes it will go into some sort of loop and repeat the eject noise until I kill the power. Sorry for the epic tale, I just figured too much detail would be better than too little. My MacBook (white) is just 13 months old (out of warranty), 2.16 Ghz C2D, 2 GB RAM. Running OSX 10.4.11 with all updates. Never had a problem with it until today. It's been looked after well and has had regular disk checks, permission repairs and running of maintenance scripts. Any help would be most appreciated.