Regarding the mouse-related startup freezes, which appear to affect both Apple and Power Computing machines (as reported here recently
): Chris Heatherly (Power Computing Support Communications Coordinator) writes: "We experienced this issue long ago with some mice we used with the PowerWave. Replacing the mouse always has resolved the issue. If customers with PowerWaves are sometimes unable to use their mouse on restart, they should contact Power Technical Assistance for a replacement. A sure way to determine they are experiencing this issue is if they are able to disconnect the mouse and then reconnect it to get it working."
Another reader (sorry, I lost the name) reports a similar problem (with a PowerWave 604/132) that Power Computing solved by sending him a new keyboard rather than a new mouse.