My mid-2009 mbp started to crash/freeze randomly a few times the last week. I ran a disk utility check when I still was able to boot and it said everything was fine. The next day it crashed again, and I haven't been able to boot it ever since – now two days ago. It boots and gives me the prohibitory sign. Clearing the PRAM & SMC doesn't help, I can't seem to boot in recovery mode or safe mode anymore (just boots to prohibitory sign as well) and when I boot in single user mode I get these screens: First this for half a minute or so: Eventually coming down to this error 'cannot mount root, errno = 19' Which eventually leads up to this unreadable mess: So, what could this mean? Is my HDD dead or could it be something else? If it's 'just' my HDD, I can put in a new SSD and install my most recent time machine on it, I guess. Or could the problem be something else? Wouldn't want to replace the drive to end with the same issue ... Thanks in advance!