Need some help..... I have a PowerMac Quicksilver G4 running OSX 10.4(latest version) which I absouletly love. My son, age 5, was playing a game over the internet and got the spinning beach ball. This did not go away after 30min. Tried force quit on Safari which did not respond. So I hit the reset button and upon boot up got the "you must restart your computer" message. Every time I resarted, either from the reset button or powering down and powering back up, I would still get the same message. Next step was to try and start from the disc. When I launched I would get to the grey screen with the Apple logo, and yes I got the chime. There was not spinning circle under this logo which I has observed in the past. The computer would stay in this mode and not proceed further, let it go in this way for just about an hour, way longer than it should have taken. I have tried unplugging power and all USB ports to no avail. I have reset the PRAM and even tried to start in single user mode to run a fsck check which I cannot even do. The screen runs a screens worth of UNIX commands and ends with "Darwin Kernel Version 8.8.0: Fri Sept 8 17:18:57 PDT 2006; root :xnu-792.12.6.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC panic: We are hanging here..." This I have never seen before. What my ? is, has anyone come across this before? And is there a fix? I really do not want to have to erase and re-install, there are some files and photo's loaded on just prior which were not backed up yet. Any ideas would be appreciated.