I have ben having a terrible time coming to the bottom of my MBP mid 2009 growing list of problems. I was not able to start the computer as the apple icon and spinning wheel would not progress to the desk top. I then placed the os x disk into the drive and had attempted verify and repair in the disk utility, which failed due to error listing invalid lie volume or something like that. Went to single user mode where I got disk0s2: I/O error..... Not sure wha that means. Which appeared over and over till the following error appeared. Launchctl: please convert the following to launchd: /etc/Mach_init.d/dashboardadvisory.plist Launch msg(): socket not connected What in the world is this? Please help AppleCare expired 2.5 weeks ago and I'm working on this solo. Thanks for your help!!!