Hey guys. Since I got my Macbook Pro 6 months ago, I've installed a lot of software just to test it out and have slowly learned the intricate nature of the OS X platform and its differences to microsoft. I'm about to install both eyeTV and Toast Titanium, and I want my machine/OS to be clean and ready to handle these programs. I want a fresh start on my computer. I use SuperDuper and a 500GB external hard drive, so not only do I have a bootable clone of my current hard drive, but I also have all my vitals (music, documents and so forth) backed up. So I have a few questions. 1. What are the negatives of erasing my hard drive and reinstalling from the ground up? 2. Is Disk Utility the best way to erase my drive (I assume I won't be able to erase while using the same hard drive) 3. Is there anything I'm missing that should be backed up as well as my important docs? Thanks guys - any stories and our advice would be greatly appreciated!! I'm hoping to reinstall by the time my next semester starts on monday!!!