Accidentally did a SMC without backup.
Currently having the same issue.
New MacBook Pro with slow internet loading.
Installed new OS (Mountain Lion). Still slow.
Accidentally did a SMC thinking it would make it faster without backing it up first.
It reset the computer and brought up options to re-install OS. Shows disk needs to be repaired, but the computer can't repair it.
I need the apps on it, I don't have a disk for them. Both recovery disk and Macintosh disk are lock and unable to just re-install.
Apple is saying they can't figure it out and we need to reset = erase it
Is there a way around it!??