On my 2008 3,1 8-core Mac Pro. Issue Resolved, read in bottom of post. Just didn't want to have to waste all that time doing what I did to fix it. Anyone ever encounter this issue before? The computer boots and loads directly into the Utilities menu every time. Wouldn't let me get to my desktop. Things I tried and things to note: -While it was forcing me into OS X utilities I checked my OS hard drive's partitions and everything, repaired it as well... No go, still forces me into Utilities. -Nvram/pram reset... Still no luck here. -My Bootcamp partition still works perfectly, windows seems unaffected so its not a hardware problem (unless my OS hard drive is on its way out... but I hope not its a 2 year old 10K WD Velociraptor hard drive) What I did to fix it: Using my bootable ML install disk, I completely re-installed the OS without wiping the drive. Thankfully it kept all my user data so I didn't have to reinstall everything again. None of my important data is ever at risk because I keep all that on a dedicated storage drive I can access from any computer. I have restarted multiple times and it seems to be fine now. I haven't upgraded to OSX mavericks because I am waiting for a couple of my commonly used apps to be updated for 10.9 I just wish I didnt have to waste all that time re-installing and done something to it so it would stop forcing the osx drive to boot into Utilities... I did search on this and couldn't find much info on anyone else having this problem. Anyone ever encounter this before?