I've got a 21" Dell P1130 monitor with my G4 (see sig.). When I start it up, it says on the monitor "out of scan range", and I can't see anything. This is durring the grey apple part. The monitor will start displaying stuff once the progress bar comes up (initializing network, mailtron gateway...all that stuff). Now, I normally have my screen set to 1600x1200 at 85 Hz. So, I figured that was the problem. I set it to 1024x768 at 75 Hz, a very normal, standard resolution and scan rate. It still does it. I have a second hard drive with OS X on it, and when I start up off of that, I can see my startup grey apple just fine. And I've reinstalled OS X on the drive that gives me the problem. I've also repaired permissions, zapped the PRAM. Is there something I need to change in the firmware?