My MacBook is cursed. I've had to reinstall the OS 3 times in the one year that I've owned it. It's looking like I will have to go for number 4 very soon. I tried installing the 30 day trial of Photoshop from Adobe's website. I downloaded the dmg file with no problems. I then tried to run it and I kept getting an error about "failure to mount image". I found that if I skipped the verify image prompt when the file opened I could at lease see what was inside the dmg file. Once I got it open, I ran the setup file which would never open. It would bounce in the dock and then close. I gave up and decided to try to download the trial for DreamWeaver. The same thing happened. So, I tried to restart and I got stuck at a solid blue-ish/grey-ish screen. I tried starting up in safe mode. In safe mode, I got to the login (and it actually said "Safe Mode" on the login box). I typed in my password. The progress bar filled normally and the login box went away... I was then stuck looking at the defualt Mac wallpaper... nothing else would load. I tried all the steps under the "my macbook starts up to a blue screen" troubleshooting webpage on this site... none of the steps worked. However, now when I start up in normal mode, I get to the login screen (which SHOULD not appear becuase I have auto-login enabled), I type in my password, the progress bar fills, the login screen goes away, and I am stuck looking at the default Mac wallpaper (not my own). I'm at home for Spring Break so I don't have the installation DVD's with me. I really need to use my MacBook for school projects so any help will be greatly apreciated. Sorry about the long write up... I just wanted to give you all the most information that may be vital. Thanks!