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Must be a rash of failures, at least two of us..

Ouch, I had Entourage, and then Mail crash on me this morning, on opening Disk Utility it tells me the SMART controller indicated a fatal error on the boot HD.. So naturally I tried to reboot! Bad move, it would not boot up.. Cmd+V put it in Verbose mode on boot, and it came up to trying to load sbin, I assume that is the Sysytem Binary.. That fails, so it's not going anywhere.. Next step I tried Disk Warrior, no help, that drive is not working well enough to be worked on.. Holding the Option key allows selection, if you wait long enough for the little watch to finish, then via mouse you can sellect an alternate boot drive, that got me into my Backuo, a week, well 9 days old, so some changes are gone.. But Backup, Backup, Backup! I do normally weekly run SuperDuper and clone my drive to a second HD, so that's where I'm at now..

Next step, see if I can find a decent HD to replace the original.. That HD is this G4's original, about7 years old, it was due...

So, once the stores open...

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