Hey guys, I'm in a bit of a situation right now. Basically I was just trying to re-install Mavericks on my MBP 13" Early 2011 because I was constantly getting the spinning rainbow wheel for no reason. I thought re-installing Mavericks would whip out any errors or corrupted files on causing this. I don't have a backup! I downloaded the installer from AppStore, and run it. After some time i got the error message: 1. I tried to re-install the OS but it failed every time. 2. I tried to repair the HDD via Disk Utility but it failed as well. 3. I tried to boot up in recovery mode but it went straight to the installer window prompting me to install the OS. I'm basically stuck in some kind of loop here. I'm not even able to skip the installer window and boot the machine to backup my files. Is my HDD in a bad shape?!..and most importantly, will I be able to backup my files!? My thought was to remove the HDD, connect it to my HDD enclosure and clone it to a new one. Then, insert it in my MBP and let the installer do it's thing. Has anyone came across this issue? Any advice!? Thnx! EDITED: I was wondering, is it possible to connect the new HDD to another Mac, download the OS X Installer from the Mac and install the OS X on the new HDD via usb??