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I am having great difficulty in getting my Powerbook to start from either the CD drive, connected USB CD drive or 250mg USB Zip Drive.

I have media that is recognized in the startup control panel, can select it, but restart always reverts to the system on the hard drive.

I have attempted holding down the "C" key as well the option key.

Holding the "C" key only stalls the process until I let it go. Holding the option key only gives me one choice "the hard drive".

I need to run the Norton Utilities speed disk and wipe info which can't be done when the active system resides on the disk being Nortonized.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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