All - You've been so good to help me out before and now I have some serious issues that I need addressing as soon as possible. 15.2 Aluminum PowerBook G4 1. When attempting to copy my "home" file to my Western Digital 160GB HD, my computer froze and then finder failed to respond. I could not restart the computer so I held down the power button. Upon restarting, I attempted to use spotlight to search for disk utility. However, spotlight failed to work. It will not find anything on the computer and comes up with "no results found." 2. I have two external hard drives: a Western Digital 160GB and a 80GB Lacie. Both are not mounting. I have to get info off of these as they were primary back ups and now I can't read either of them. When attempting to back up my wife's iBook G4 (panther) with my Lacie, the iBook kicked it off and then the screen popped up saying that I should have removed the disk properly. Once the iBook kicked me off, I can't read that drive at all, either on the iBook or my PowerBook. I've attempted to run disk utility to repair permissions, but that did not work. I'm out of ideas and would appreciate your help. Thanks in advance!