So I'm an idiot. I'll get that out there right away. I was trying to back up all my MP3s from my G4 onto an external HD. Well I had that same day managed to get my wireless network all up and running with a PC, Mac, Internet, External HD and printer. Everyone was sharing everything beautifully. Not wanting to mess with that I decided to back up all these thousands of MP3s over wireless to my external. This was going to take all night and then some so I just left it. When I cam back in the morning the computer was frozen. I shut it down, but now it won't start back up. The HD just makes some very audible clicking noises and feezes at the grey apple screen, if it makes it that far.
Any suggestions on fixing this or am I just screwed and need a new HD. Needless to say I probably should of just plugged the external right into the Mac and this problem would have been avoided due to the much quicker transfer rate. My G4 is already about 4 years old. It didn't need an all night transfer session.