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Wed, Dec. 31st, 2008, 01:41 am
edanya: HELP PLEASE

so i got the spinning ball of death, restarted my computer, and now osx is gone. for the most part, it just wont load. i wait forever and then get a stop sign. popped in the osx install disk, went to the disk utility, and it wont let me repair or mount. the windows side is working fine. i dont mind reinstalling oxs again if it cant be fixed, but i do need to get my files off of there if they still exist. what happened and how do i fix it? and if/when i reinstall osx, will it effect the windows partition?

Wed, Dec. 31st, 2008 12:22 pm (UTC)
polypragmosyne

Can you use another mac? It's not cheek, it's just that you could try, to rescue your files, to use the target disk mode- you'll need a mac and a firewire cable:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661

For how it will affect windows, I cannot say, though.

Edited at 2008-12-31 12:26 pm (UTC)