Hi all, I have a new Mac - a Quadra 700. I also got an old external SCSI CD-ROM (apparently read/write) and two hard disks: a very old 40MB Apple disk of unknown functionality, and a Quantum Fireball which seems to be brand new, and which turned out to be 1.1GB. After cleaning it up (I find wet wipes - the type meant for the kitchen - to be very useful for this) I managed to boot it from the zip drive. I then installed the Quantum Fireball, formatted it and transferred the system over, and that boots too. Basically everything seems to work. The only thing that looks odd is that when it starts up it always restarts and then boots; in other words it boots at the second attempt. Does anyone know what this might be? Also the PRAM battery is dead and I'm going to get that out as soon as possible. It's a pity that it's buried in a place where you can't see it without taking the whole machine apart. D.