I need your help guys! Here is the situation: A friend of mine have her mac running snow leopard, but today the disk won't boot up, so Ill try to help her. What i tried: 1) Boot to safe mode - fail 2) Boot to single user mode - it shows a looping messages: disk0s2 no media present blablabla.... 3) Boot from DVD to disk utility, it doesnt verify or repair. Now i just swapped another harddisk installed the OS, so she can use it urgently for classes. Is there anyway i can recover those files (photos, documents etc..) on the apparently "death" hard disk? The harddisk is spinning like a normal state, nothing weird noises. Cheers!