Boy, do I need help! it's a long story, so please bear with me. First, here is the spec of my machine. Hardware Overview: Model Name: Mac Pro Model Identifier: MacPro1,1 Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz Number Of Processors: 2 Total Number Of Cores: 4 L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB Memory: 4 GB Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz Boot ROM Version: MP11.005D.B00 SMC Version (system): 1.7f10 Serial Number (system): CK7480180GP Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F20F877E I have three drives on my computer. I bought Fusion 3 to install on drive No 3 because I need windows based music and sound studio programs that I already own. All 3 drives had a working OS X system which I thought was Leopard. Fusion 3 would not load and said that the drive needed OS X, Since the drive already had a working system on it I assumed that it Fusion 3 wanted Snow Leopard, so I loaded it. This is the result:- It loaded reloaded Snow Leopard onto all three drive in spite of me selecting drive 3. LOST:- All iPhoto picture on every drive. All itunes recordings, (mostly home studio personal stuff) on every drive All address book info on every drive Most non Apple software such as Photoshop, all (replaceable by using the original disc) on every drive All settings, background,dashboard,Mail etc All administration privileges, and I mean ALL, the clocks are 8 hours out and I don't have enough admin power to change the time. iWork 8, specifically 'Pages' , which I can't reload because of the admin problem so I can't save a document of any description. Any ideas? I will have to wipe and start again, but I can't wipe (admin) I have tried resetting permissions but I am not allowed to unlock the little lock! Can I wipe the discs in a Windows based computer and then put them back in the Mac for reformatting? I have a tetrabyte of external drive that still works fine with most of my pictures backed up there after an iPhoto glitch which wiped the lot. I have found a folder called images which contains a lot but not all my lost pics (which I have backed up anyway) but it has pictures that I deleted 2/3 years ago, and all pictures are duplicated from three to five times in varying resolutions. If you have read this far, thanks for your time, if you have an ideas I would be grateful.