Hello, im new to this forum. I signed up basically to as a last resort to fix the problem im having. Ok, first off, this is an g4 running on os9, really old. i'm getting the classic question mark when i try to start up. So i used to take it to the mac store and they would fix it easily by replacing the system file -- well im pretty much on the way to doing that. im booting up throw a friends mac using os x by starting my mac as a hard drive then booting my friends computer up -- works fine but then it says "this drive doesnt have any files os x can read" excuse my ignorance. ive been away from my beloved macs for so many years. using a hand-me-down PC at the moment. anything i can do from here? all im tryna do is retrieve the data from the old g4 onto a flash drive and get rid of it.