This is the first time I've had to post in a forum in a LONG time, so forgive me for any mistakes I make. I have a iBook G4 1.2 running 10.4.9. About a month ago my computer crashed and I had to hard reboot it. After that my hard drive would not appear on the desktop or in the finder window. Everything works fine but any access to the drive via it's actual icon in the finder is grayed out or non-existent. I had this happen before a month earlier and decided I'd back it up and reformat and reinstall osx. When I tried to reboot from a CD it will spin up but then go to the HD. If I choose it in the startup disk cp it will confirm that I have to restart and then beep and nothing will happen. If i leave it selected and manually reboot it still won't work. I have ran Disk utilities both manually and in target disk mode from another computer and it says everything is fine. I went out and got a copy of disk warrior but since I can't boot off a CD it can't do much for me. I've cleared the PRAM several time, cleared the NVRAM, openfirmware, and the CUDA. Noting makes a difference; the drive will not show up on the desktop and it won't boot off of any CD. I am out of ideas and can't find anyone else with this sort of problem. Like I said this happened before with the HD not mounting on the desktop but I was able to reinstall that time. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!