Yesterday I decided to run boot camp and install windows on my 17" Macbook Pro [only 4 mo. old] I created a disk partition and followed the instruction to reboot and insert the Windows disk. Windows began to install but when it gave me the choice of where to install, there was no Bootcamp partition to choose. I exited the installation and rebooted That's where everything ended. I can only get the dreaded gray screen now and am unable to boot from any other device--no firewire drive, no DVD drive. I have tried every startup command shortcut listed--the only thing that will happen is 1: when I hold option@startup, I can get a cursor 2. When I hold "D" it can get a file with a question mark. I try inserting the CD Apple Disk but to no avail. I cannot even get open firmware to work--it's as if the ROM has been corrupted. However, when I try the Cmnd-Opt-O-F on my wife's Leopard macbook, it doesn't work either. I am wondering if maybe there is another startup shortcut that will allow me to bypass the current situation. I don't understand why the computer is doing NOTHING--surely the ROM programming should always work I have 4 months worth of work that is not backed up [yes, I'm an idiot and I am paying the price big time now] and realize there is little likelyhood of saving it, but I would like to believe that there is still SOMETHING that I haven't tried yet. Sorry for the long post but I am desperate--and my computer is an essential aspect of my work!