No. I do have an external LaCie hard atteached to the eSATA port.
I did get to the desktop. I ran the Verify Disk routine in Disk utility and it checked out OK. I then ran the Repair Permissions routine and about 3 minutes into that, the screen went dark grey and a pop-up windo appeared that reads "You need to restart your computer. Hold donw the Power button for several seconds or presst the Restart button."
I was able to successfully run Repair Permissions and it was a pretty lengthy list. I do have a copy of Disc Warrior that I was thinking of running, but I can't remember how the start the Mac from the DW CD.
Right after I sent you that last reply, the Mac froze up again, and I am unable to reboot at all now. One time when I got to the gray Apple screen I saw the progress indicator appear for about a minute and then the Apple changed to a "O" with a diagonal line through it. I have been unable to restart, even with Command-Option PR. The fans continue to race.
I can get to the black screen with the text, but it freezes during the scroll down and I am unable to enter any text because there is no prompt visible either.
Sorry, John. The pop-up message I got said you were offline. I have 8GB DRAM (4X2GB).
OK, I was incorrect about the RAM. Been a while since I was inside this machine. I have 8 memory slots. The front four have 2 1GB DDR's and 2 128MB DDR. The back four have the same set of cards but are in the reverse order.
OK, I re-seated the RAM cards. I left them in the same order for now. I reconnected the machine and start up failed. I tried the file system checker and it failed. Booting up with Command-Option PR got me to the blue screen, but then the greyed out screen with the restart message came up. I think I'm dead in the water.
This is just getting wierder by the minute. I was unable to run DW and rebuild the directory because I have a newer version of Mac OS than the version compatible with DW. I did test the drive and it said it is functioning normally. I'm done. I'm going to pull the hard drive out and get it backed up and retire this tired old machine. It served me well. Thanks for your help, John.
Yeah, it was one of the first from that initial 6-month G5 run prior to the Intel machines coming out.I will try messing with the RAM cards when I have a bit of time to do that. Right now it's midnight where I am.I will make sure to give you a good rating. Is it possible for you to email me a copy of this thread?