I am in possession of an iMac running OSX Snow Leopard. Recently it stopped starting up. It would pause at the startup screen with a loading bar at the bottom. I researched this matter thoroughly, trying all of the options available to me, finally resulting in having to order a new install disc for Snow Leopard from apple with this being my final option to re-install the operating system. I received this disc today and tried to reinstall the OS and to no avail. I hit C right after the start-up sound and heard the DVD start turning but it just froze at the grey screen with the apple logo, never went any further than that. This machine is well out of warranty and the closest apple store to me is over an hour and a half away and it is a 25lb computer so sending it away is quite out of the question and I am a single mother who would really like to solve this problem without being in possession of a $2,000 paperweight..if anyone could help me solve this problem it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much. Any further information I would be happy to give. Thank you so much.