First off, apologies in advance if this problem has been covered, but i tried searching and couldnt find anyone with a problem that made their screen look like mine does. anyways... last night my MBP **** the bed and now wont load up. I've got the leopard install disc, and im pretty confident i should be able to restore it, but i have some really important files i need to recover that i didnt have chance to back up. Is there any way to recover these files from the hard drive before i wipe it and start again? i was running itunes at the time and the screen went funny (like a graphical glitch) then it froze but the music was still playing fine. so i manually restarted it and the glitch appeared again as it loaded up (the loading time was quite a bit longer than usual as well) but when my desktop appeared, everything was fine. i loaded firefox and browsed facebook for a good 5 minutes but then the problem occurred again. i restarted it again and the glitch appeared on the grey apple logo loading screen, but disappeared at the blue screen. unfortunately this is where my laptop hangs and never fully loads up. heres a video to show what it looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgHgF6lJOYY any help would be much appreciated cos ive written over 2000 words on my dissertation since my last back up.