Hi, I am having a problem with my MacBook Pro that I bought in Early 2009. Two days ago, I was using my computer when all of a sudden the whole system froze. I force shut it down by holding the power button down. When I tried to start it up again, it wouldn't get past the gray Apple logo with the spinning progress gear. I then booted up from the Snow Leopard CD and used disk utility to repair the disk, but it still wouldn't boot up. I then tried to reinstall Snow Leopard, but the installer hangs with 10 minutes left to go.* Before I erase the disk and install the OS again from scratch, is there a way to recover the files of my HD without going to some third party servicer (e.g. geek squad)? I know the files still exist, since I can browse my Macintosh HD using Disk Utility; however, I cannot find a way to copy the files to an external Hd from Disk utility. Is there some special software that can do this for me? Thanks!