Ok. I will try to explain my issue without making it too confusing. So hopefully this makes sense. I'm a PC technician by day and a Mac user by night. I acquired a 17" MacBook Pro (Intel Based) from a client. As he explained it, his last tech ran a "kill disc" of sorts on it when he quit. So when I booted it up all I would get was the white screen with the flashing question mark folder. I have a disc with it, only the one disc, it says MacBook Pro OS Install Disc 1. When I put the disc in and boot holding the "C" nothing happened. Nothing I did could get that CD to boot. So, I tried booting with my CD that came with my regular 13" MacBook that I have at home and it booted up fine (but obviously gave an error when I tried installing OSX), but I was still able to get into the Disc Utility app and other tools. From there I can see the HDD and I was even able to format it. So I don't think it's an issue with the actual HDD. I'm not sure what to try next. I don't want to go out and buy a copy of Leopard just too see if it works, it could end up being a waste of money. I hate seeing this great laptop go to waste for what seems to be such a simple issue. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated!