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It sounds like a major problem, one i've never encountered before.

A couple of thoughts: if you still have your software floppies (or CD) try restarting from them. If you're using a CD just hold down the "C" key as you restart. This forces the computer to start up from the system file on the CD. At this point, if you start up, try running the "Disk Aid" program in the System Folder (I think).... it's in the folder called "Extras" on the CD. If you have Norton Utilities (and are not running OS 8.5.x) you should have created volume info disks as well as a start up disk (usually a floppy). Try restarting from that start up disk and running Norton on your HD -- if there's problems it will find it and try to fix...

The bottom line: you need to find some way to restart your computer from a system file on a bootup drive other than your internal HD...

Hope this helps....

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