Hi all, I have a two weeks old MBA 11' base model. This morning, after I turn it off and go to work, I noticed that the startup takes longer than usual when I try to boot it back on. But worse still, a safeboot mode asking for password suddenly appears. I tried typing in a 100% sure correct password but it says that I'm wrong no matter how many times I tried (no, capslock is off). I have installed quite a number of softwares which usually prompt for password during installation, I have always used this one and only admin password (Just to ensure you that I don't forget my password). I knew something was wrong, then I use another PC to google out what is a possible solution. Apple and others say that I can boot with my USB Restore Drive inserted (I have to run back home to get this) and hold 'c' or 'option' when boot up to go inside password change menu. When I boot up holding 'c', nothing happened... tried a few times and alwasy return me the safeboot screen asking for friggin password. Then I tried holding 'option' instead, sure enough I can access the normal boot (with a few glitch, such as when tapping one folder and another, it will as if I'm holding the command key, when in fact I'm not). There I can see a USB restore drive on my desktop, slight relief, I quickly grabbed a USB drive and copy all important documents in case anything worse happen. I double clicked on the USB restore drive icon after backing up my data. There a window appears with two options, 1. Install Mac OSX, 2. Install iLife I chose install Mac OSX, and they ask me to restart to begin the process. But damn, clicking on restart again ask me for the friggin password (tried inserting and obviously didn't work). So... what I'm supposed to do now? Am I dead? If possible I need to resolve this myself without going over to Apple. Gosh, I started to dislike Mac because of this. Thanks. any comments really appreciated.