Very worried! Stop the Beachball!

zippygaloo

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Spinning beachball!

Here's what happened:

I partitioned my harddrive into two partions (initialized). Installed (clean) OS 9.1 on one and OSX (clean) on the other. Things were working fine until.....something happened! What happened?...I don't know!

Something caused my OSX to panic and I got the 'r' to reboot or 'c' to continue thing. Neither option worked! So I hit the little button on the front of my G4 to restart. Seemed to load fine.....went through the progress bar stuff, but then the spinning beachball....well it just kept spinning!

So I rebooted holding down the "C" key, then I tried to use the disk utility but the disk "appeared to be ok".

I even REINSTALLED OSX and that DIDN'T WORK!

I didn't get things up and running again until I chose the "erase this disk" option while reinstalling OSX, which obviously erases everything on that partition.

WHAT CAUSED THIS? WILL IT HAPPEN AGAIN? HOW DO I PREVENT IT? I'M AFRAID TO INSTALL OR PUT ANYTHING ON THAT PARTITION IN FEAR THAT I MAY HAVE TO REINSTALL AND ERASE THE DISK AGAIN.

HELP ME OUT! EASE MY FEAR! GIVE ME A LIFESAVER!
 
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