hell, I thought the problem was fixed but when I just hooked up my Quadra 605 to the network, I guess OS X got confused when it noticed there was another AppleTalk connection going on "Huh? What the hell is System 7.6.1?!" Because when I came back to it, the machine was going WICKED slow, was totally unresponsive to anything except the Mac 3-finger-salute... so as it tries starting up again... it's just sitting there at the grey screen.
-WTF- WHY??? Why is OS X so much crappier than 9, 8, 7 or even 6?? What can I do now? I can't startup from another CD because it just keeps restarting over and over after it hits the Happy Mac; I don't have the original OS X discs because I bought the computer alone from someone on eBay. I'm just completely out in the dark. X is nowhere near as versatile as 9 or anything prior, and all of my experience in previous Mac OSes gets me nowhere with this stupid bastardization of a once good product.
Can anyone offer some sort of solution? I'm sorry to sound demanding or anything, and especially sorry if I sound liek a n00b (I'm not technically; I know PRE os X macs and OSes like the back of my hand...) but I just really am sick of this dumb hunk of impersonal non-user-friendly plastic and metal, and need some sort of help before I toss it and get so drastic that I go back to my Classic II. *sigh* -.-;