Ok, I have a 20" iMac only a few months old, running 10.6 Snow Leopard. Everything worked fine last night and I didn't do any system updates or install any software, but when i got home from work, I tried to login and it would not allow it, just the shakes. I usually have a "guest" account with no password, but when I looked for that, it was gone. Here's what I've done so far: 1. Tried every password I've ever used for login...nothing but shakes 2. Booted with DVD and used password utility to change password for my account...nothing but shakes 3. Booted with DVD and ran disk utility to verify the hard drive...ERRORS. 3b. Ran repair disk...still errors 3c. Erased disk and reinstalled from time capsule backup....nothing but shakes at login. 4. Booted with DVD to rerun disk utility...no errors. 4b. Changed password...nothing but shakes So, now what? I really don't want to go thru another reinstall process to a fresh operating system and try to recover stuff from the time capsule. Is there anyway to get in there?