I googled my problem and it landed me here but somehow the thread won't show up on this crap PC so please, don't flame me; I'm sensitive today. * Anyhow, because I'm an idiot, I was screwing with the harddrive and changed something from "read only" to "write/read". Today when I went to start it, it sent me right to the Darwin (how apropos, the name) screen. Before I sent myself into a panic, I googled and learned how to go into safe mode. But you can probably guess that it wouldn't even go into safe mode. Now I am in a full panic. I am getting a new Mac soon because that one is from 2006 so I wouldn't care so much but my mother passed in 2008 and I have a voicemail on there that was converted to MP3 and I don't want to lose it. Some fun facts: *It's a 2006 Mac (Tiger I think is the OS) *Because I'm an idiot, I don't have the start up discs anymore. *The CD/DVD rom is broke and I can't play CDs/DVDs which, obviously, I couldn't use the start up discs anyhow. Someone please help.