Hi First off, I am new here, my guess is theres answers for my problem and I will search for them. Im kind of at my wits end with this, im in the middle of a job and most of the data needed is frozen inside my iMac The OSx is snow leopard. This is what I did: I was downloading data into an Memory stick, the computer started acting weird and slowing down ( showing the colored wheel) so I shut it down via the back button. When I restarted the comp did not go further of the white/silver screen with the apple. I tried starting in various modes suggested in the internet to no avail (pressing shift, control S, control plus something else P and R) Ended up inserting the disc and starting via pressing C into Disk Utility Tried to repair to no avail Bought a seagate tb2 external hard drive and disk utility wont allow to back up to the seagate I am no expert on computers, not even close.. I am trying to back up the Imac in order to restore the OS X Need to save mostly photo files.. Is there a way to see them and transfer them to the external? Thanks in advance for your help!!!! Need help..badly..