well heres my story, i got this mac from my moms friend, she couldnt get it to boot. it kept showing the folder with a ? mark in it flashing! but then i put in the software recovery disk and it finally botted into OSX! and i relized that she had it set to boot from a net server, but i changed it to boot from OSX and it did, for a while a least! until i turned it off and the sys. folder thing was flashing again! i tried the recovery disk but all that did was boot in OS 9 off the disk, and that for some reason said it couldnt read the HD?!? can some one help!?! iBall maybe?!?