OK I am sure some of you have already seen and posted to my MAJOR PROBLEM thread and I am greatful. Problem is though I don't understand any of this technical stuff so I have decided I need to do a clean install of Mac OS X 10.4. Thing is though, and before I go and take it to a servicer or do a clean install, what exactly will a clean install do? I know that it will resolve my problem posted in my other thread (hopefully) but will it delete anything? If it will, go into detail. Will it delete all of my 3rd party apps, documents, music, photo's etc? Please go into detail. Will it delete iLife 05'? If not will it delete all of my iLife 05' updates. Will it delete anything else? I want to know all this so I know what I need to back up (I would back up everything but I don't have a big enough hard drive). I have had a look on Apple's website about the Archive And Install feature on the install discs but heard that it will put all my stuff into a folder??? Is this true because I really would not like that. Just go into detail on everything PLEASE I am about to start pulling my hair out!