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My mac keeps on spinning the wheel at startup

Whenever i reboot my mac, it has an apple logo and a spinning wheel. I usally can fix this by restoring my computer using my Time Machine drive, but i need another way because my latest backup is 4 days ago. I did some pretty important things then, and i dont want to do them again.

Things ive tried:

  • Booting in safe mode (didnt work...)
  • Plugging my mac in and out (didnt work...)
  • Repairing my disk. (didnt find any problems to fix...)

Also, is there a way to stop it happening again?

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To recover your documents, use another Mac and boot into Target mode and get your stuff. Here's how to do it: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661

Next I'd replace the hard drive as it sounds like it's failing.

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