Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2013 11:39 AM (in response to Gary - former developer)
Did you use Disk Utility to Repair the Drive first?
"Try Disk Utility
1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
*Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*
3. Click the First Aid tab.
4. Select your Mac OS X volume.
5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."
Do you have any PCI cards installed? Any FW or USB things you can disconnect?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2013 8:44 AM (in response to Gary - former developer)
Tough without the Install disc, but some things to try...
Does it boot to Single User Mode, CMD+s keys at bootup, if so try...
Repeat until it shows no errors fixed.
(Space between fsck AND -fy important).
Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck...
>Does it boot to Single User Mode, CMD+s keys at bootup, if so try...
Pressing CMD-s at boot time causes the flashing question mark icon to show up for about 30 seconds followed by an automatic reboot to Mac OS 9.
Would I have better luck with a Panther disk?