that the HD has failed.
Hopefullly you had a backup before this happened.
Disk Warrior "might" be able to save it
I had a crash on my ibook G4 running 10.3.7 (ironically this happened as was trying to copy files for a back-up). THe HD is now showing an error -9972 which when I look it up seems serious.
I have decided to reinstall the system from the original discs as I have a recent back-up of my data. I have gone through the reinstall process 3 times, but as i get to the destination volume selection there are no volumes shown!
Any suggestions welcomed