Brand new here, apologies if this has been asked before. Whilst casually browsing on my MacBook Pro this evening (mid 2010 model) it decided to freeze for basically the first time ever. After leaving it alone for 20 minutes with no change, I held down startup button and turned it off, and back on. Upon startup a flashing folder with a question mark in it appeared. From googling I u durst and it can't find startup disk. Holding option key brings up 'Internet recovery' option only. Have tried this, and am now in disk utility. Unsure where to go from here. Upon clicking 'first aid>verify disk' it tells me the Mac OSX Base System appears to be OK. Does this mean my hard drive hasn't died. I do not get the option to repair disk so have no idea where to go from here. Only time machine back up I have is months old so would prefer to avoid this if possible. Any help much appreciated!