Hi all, A couple of days ago my Macbook pro froze and crashed. Upon restarting finder wouldn't run (just the beachball of doom), but most other programs seemed to operat ok, if a little slowly. I used disk utility to try and figure out the problem and found i had a Sibling Link Error that DU was unable to repair. after reading several posts I tried fsck -yf on start up couldn't sort it either and made thins a little worse: it now take several tries to get it to boot at all and only in safe mode. I've serched high and low and I can't find my original startup disk so i cant boot from that to run DU. Any while I understand it'd merrits I simply can't afford DiskWarrior. Also (hanging my head in shame) I haven't backed up in a long while and i dont have an external HD. I've also tried fsck_hfs but it says it's an illegal option. Can anyone suggest any solutions to my plight bearing in mind the above? Sorry for being a bit of a lost cause. Ay help would be greatly greatly appreciated I'm a bit rubbish when it comes to computers, I'm embarassed to say that it's just not one of my strengths. So step by step answers would be great if at all possible. p.s. Sorry for any glarring spelling mistakes- I'm severly Dyslexic.