uMBP Mac OS Failure!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eswank, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. eswank macrumors 6502

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    I have a Mid-2009 17" uMBP which my HDD just failed on me. I was iChatting my a family member and tried watching a file on VLC and it started giving me the spinning beach ball. So I hard resetted the uMBP and now when I try and turn on the uMBP it'll just stay on the Apple load screen with the spinning cursor. But if I load WinXP from Boot Camp, it'll load. I failed in backing up my files using Time Machine since I've had it. Is it too late to recover my files using a DIY method? If it is, is it possible to recover my files through WinXP? Please help. I need my files!!!:eek:[​IMG]
    The image above has ben on for about 20 minutes or so and still nothing comes up.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Try booting up in safe mode, see link in my sig.
     
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