Hello, So I have a 2011 MBP with 10.6.8, and did a three day backup session via Time Machine. The backup disc closed down at 290GB from 390GB, but my Mac was running fine... I decided to restart the computer and then keep working. From there it didn't start up anymore. It goes idle in the blue screen, and doesn't go past. Tried safe boot: blue screen, spinning wheel, dark blue screen, light blue screen, spinning wheel..... doesn't go past Verified/Repaired disc via install dvd disc utility, repair permissions - no problems did a hardware test via network boot - no problem cleared PRAM performed check disc via single user mode reset power manager Persistent problem. Can anyone help? I have a bunch of assignments due next week for my studies, and if I cannot get to my data I am really ********* p.s. writing this from the second partition win7 on the same disc that starts and works without issues... HELP!!!