Hey there, I'm new to this forums and hopefully I can get help or any kind of direction help of what the problem might be... Here are some specs on it if you want to know: iMac 20" 2,4 ghz intel core 2 duo 320gb HDD 3gb RAM-memory Model identifier: 7,1 Well first off, my iMac dead feels like my heart stopped beating, it feels really really bad... I hate that this is happening! Anyways, this Friday a lagg just came out of nowhere and the computer was reacting amazingly slow so I turned it off and after I tried starting it up it came to the apple logo with the white background and the spinning wheel below which didnt come anywhere it as a matter of fact just kept spinning and after a while it reeboted it self and did the same procedure again, and again and again... I've tried removing all cables, USB's and such from it and booting, but still the same problem... I've resetted the PRAM memory and still the same problem... I also held the powerbutton and removed the power cable and put the power cable in again which made it sound like an aeroplane, but still the same thing... I've tried in disk utility to repair the disk but no problems seemed to be found, so still the same thing at boot... THEN I erased the whole internal harddrive with its info and installed Mac os X to it, I saw this as a last resort btu luckily I had everything saved on a external harddrive so I installed everything back and everythnig was working good with it booting up and working as it was before... Everything worked untill yesterday evening (Sunday). so 1 full day it worked... Untill... as in the same very beginning it started to LAGG, and a message came up on the screen after maybe 30 minutes that I needed to restart it... I then knew something was gonna happen as it did before, and it DID! It wouldnt start after that, again... Exacly the same problem, it was stuck on the apple logo with the spinning wheel... Tried reeboting maybe 100 times, the same problem is as it is... Right now I'm at the moment where I re-erased the internal hard drive and installed mac os X again, where its not working again fine. BUT I suspect this will happen again and again and again if it happened 2 in such a short notice... SO... DOES anyone here know what the problem might be? Could it be the internal hard drive? Should I buy a new one? It's not the easiest to put it in either hmm... and btw does anyone know what kind of harddrive is in there? 3,5" or 2,5"? Which brand? IF Western Digital and probably other brands too, shouldnt they have like 3-5 year waranty? and if so, how do I let them know that they need to hand me one over, because it sucks...? What else could be the problem for this? The motherboard? will cost me more than a new one I suspect... Should I just throw it to hell and claim a new one on insurance? Because thats what I feel to do... Seriously, a computer I had for 2 years arent supposed to **** up this much after such a short time... :/ I have no idea what to do, please give me advice... what could be the problem here... I'm sad. edit: When I in friday tried seeing what the problem was in verbose mode, why it didnt start I remember seeing something with kernel_panic, what is this? and why is it prevented?