Yup. This post is coming from a bloody PC. My iBook - the brillant machine it was decided to turn my HDD into an unreadable mess of little ones and zeros. I woke it up on Saturday morning and thought, gee this thing's a bit slow this morning so I kicked it in the guts and restarted. Nothing. 30 minutes on the Apple with grey spinning thingy. Try again. Nothing. Try again. Not even the Apple. Put 10.4 disc in a boot from that. Run disk utility. What disc? Disc Utility froze. Try again. Disc Utility. Ah, there's my HDD, repair permissions............almost, froze. Try again. What HDD? F@#K!! Off to the AppleCentre. Boot from 10.4 disc. Repair Disc.......almost......almost.....3 hours later and about a thousand errors later.....nothing. So here I am using my Dad's HP laptop - it's nice and all but Windows just irritates me. A friend of my father's is a Mac technician on the side so he has it. Said it was amazingly difficult to even find the HDD when booting from an external drive. A lot of the stuff is fragmented and it just looks ugly. He says I've probably lost everything - all my photos from the last 8 weeks or so - all my uni work from the last year - all my music, contacts, everything. Now, a lot of that is backed up on my iPod and CD's but there was some stuff there that I just forgot I had and hadn't had a chance to backup just yet. He'll be able to do more work midweek and will probably put in a new 40GB drive so I'll get 10GB more storage out of it but my iBook let me down just at the time when I really didn't want it to. I still love it but just a bit less right now. Poop poop double-poop.