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If the hard drives aren't "dying"...and there's no issues with the 500gig drive...what's causing the "flashing question mark" is too long of a delay during the boot-up process.

The computer is "confused" looking for the appropriate "boot drive"...causing the flashing question mark. Then when it finally "finds or figures out" what the correct drive is...it can boot properly. It probably has to do with the "master/slave" hard drive relationship when you have two internal hard drives installed.

Give these a read in case your Powermac G3's HD's need some setup adjustments:

Power Macintosh G3 and G4: IDE Master and Slave Support and Configuration

Power Mac G3 Blue and White Yosemite Motherboard!

Hope this helps,

- Nick

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