I want to reinstall OS X by erasing the hard drive and performing a fresh install. However, I was sad to discover that the Superdrive will not accept CDs/DVDs anymore (it just spits them back out). I've read this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=700466 My situation is nearly identical to that person's. I have explored using the optical drive in my Windows PC and I can use the PC to read discs for me. However, the PC can only read the Boot Camp portion of the install disc. So I downloaded Windows installer for the 'Remote Install Mac OS X' software and installed that. Here's when the things went wrong. After running the 'Remote Install Mac OS X' application on the PC, I followed through all the straightforward steps (including choosing which install disc and which network connection to use). Then I rebooted my Macbook and held down the alt/option key which led to a new screen. From what I read in the instructions of the 'Remote Install...' application, an option to choose my network should have appeared under my start-up disk. But it didn't. The only option that I was given was to select the start-up hard drive on the macbook and to resume normal bootup. I've been stuck on this ever since and I need further advice on what I should do. Buying an external hard drive or replacing the superdrive are last resort options since I'd like to find a (free solution) to this problem. Any help?