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Hi. I have a 1 1/2 year old iMac, with Tiger OS X. When I turn it on, it comes up to the boot screen, with the spinning gear, and just sits there. I have tried everything that I can find to do, including booting from DVD, PRAM reset, reinstalling operating sytem(archiving my settings and files), disk repair, and booting to an external hard drive (Western Digital 320gb USB). Nothing works. The next step seems to be erasing the hard drive, and reinstalling the operating system, although I don't really know if that will work, if the hard drive is damaged. I have some files that I really don't want to lose, but it's not a terrible thing if i do lose them.
Any help is greatly appreciated. (I'm not an experienced Mac person, so please keep your replies in layman's terms) .

Thanks,
Steve
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