hi all, i've got an old powerbook 170 that doesn't startup properly - i get the disk icon with the flashing question mark. so i've been trying to start up using a bootdisk. i found an old norton utilities 3.0 emergency disk that helps a little bit - i get the happy mac icon and then the "welcome to macintosh" screen, but then i get a window with a bomb icon in it. that window only has one button that i can click - which mysteriously has no text on it - and when i click it, the emergency disk is ejected and the powerbook restarted. i've tried making my own bootdisks using transmac on a PC and downloading various bootdisk images, but so far none of them have worked. i tried the two "disk tools" images from this website: http://main.system7today.com/articles/tutorials/disktools.html. initially give me the happy mac icon, but soon the disk is ejected and the all-too-familiar disk icon returns. however, instead of a flashing question mark, i now have a flashing X over the disk icon... i then tried every single boot disk i could download from this website (http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/bootdisks.html), but none of them even give me the happy mac icon - the disks are simply ejected. i even downloaded a Network Access disk image for system 7.5, but this too was simply ejected with no happy mac icon... so now i'm at a point where i'm wondering: (1) am i simply using the wrong boot disk? (2) is TransMac improperly creating boot disks? (i'm thinking no, because i used it to generate two Disk Tools disks that at least gave me the happy mac initially...) the norton emergency disk gives me hope that this startup issue can be resolved. sorry for such a long post. anyone have ideas?