So, my password is forgotten and I forgot where I recorded it - Doh! Maybe I should log out more often. These are the facts, and I'll appreciate your ideas as much as I'd appreciate your reviewing these facts: I have a tired old MacBook that is running well enough for me and replacing it is down the road. I bought it used and it came with no discs. The OS is 10.6 Snow Leopard. A startup disc is the only way to change a forgotten password and none of the zillion workarounds I've tried work. Apple will sell me a fresh copy of Snow Leopard with startup disc for 19 bucks. My computer rejects any of the discs I've loaded into the drive. It won't mount them and spits them out after a few seconds, though I hear the drive spin. Is there anything I can try to get the drive to mount discs? Can I load a startup disc through an external drive or similar device?