HELP!! I'm really hoping someone can help me! I recently upgraded to a new macbook - so my old intel imac is going to a family member. When I was trying to change the administrator I made it his name and no password - thinking he can set that up later. I clicked the lock to save the settings and never thought a thing more. Then I was trying to install a program and it asked me to authenticate - I tried his name and no password - didn't work - so I tried my old username and password - still nothing. Then I read on Apple.com that you can reset the admin and password by booting into the install disc. I have both leopard and tiger install discs. I held down the C key while restarting and nothing - still im booted into os. I tried tapping the C key consistantly while it booted and still nothing. I read up and found out there are two other ways to reboot using cd. 1. go into system settings and then click startup disc and select the cd - but needs me to authenticate. 2. was to hold down this really stupid combo of command +option +shift + delete to skip the HDD when booting - tried this with both cds many times - still i get booted into the OS. WHAT can I do?? I'm going nuts trying to sort this out. I have to deliver this to the new owner next weekend. Can I format without stupid authentication? Hoping someone out there knows a way around this. I would be extremely grateful for any suggestions. Thanks in advance Miksta.