I've been having a major problem with the mouse/cursor not responding almost exactly when the system finishes starting up. Sometimes (like now) I can get it to respond for a fair amount of time before it freezes. I've tried restarting (restarting with extensions off, resetting, zapping the PRAM, etc), restarting from the install disc, and so on, and in each case just as the start-up finishes, the cursor freezes and nothing which depends on it works. I don't know where to look (when I can access a working system) to fix the problem.
Cursor-related functions (eg, highlighting text in Word) are also wonky.
And if I want to install an upgrade (to say 9.2, which I have on CD disc), how do I do it without losing everything that's installed in my current OS 9.0.4?
On a slightly different note (related to a post in the Lounge): If I get a new iMac, how do I transfer browser bookmarks and other such stuff from one system to another? Cabling? I haven't a clue.