Hello All, I have a 2009 intel based iMac running OS X 10.5.2 and it appears I have really jacked something up here. Several Issues.... 1. I have the original OS install disc, pop it in and hold down "C" and it STILL only goes to the flashing folder icon with the ? mark in it. Or sometimes it lets me get to the point to where I can run the disc utility, but none of that helps either because the only disc that shows up is the install disc itself. 2. Then I try to put the disc back in and reboot. Then we're typically back at #1 above. It's like I'm caught in some ridiculous loop, even if I tell it to boot from the install disc. 3. A few days ago I was able to do a complete Erase/Reinstall of OS X 10.5.2 (not Archive/Reinstall) thinking that a completley clean install would fix this situation. It worked fine at start up and I finally got to the desktop and was able to use it as usual. But, once I walked away for a while and came back, the Airport completely disappeared once I tried to wake it. - Back to square one. Based on what I've read, I think the Startup Disc is trashed and perhaps I need to get DiscWarrior to rebuild the Startup Disc or the hard drive may be going out. ......am I way off here or does anyone concurr? Thanks for your help!