My MacBook Pro froze today. When the system is restarted, it goes directly to the OS X Utilities window. None of the alternatives seem to work. I don't have a Time Machine backup, so there is no use running that program. When trying to reinstall OS X I get stuck, because I don't get access to the HD, only the Recovery HD. I also get an error message when running the Disk Utility repair program. Unfortunately, there are important files I haven't backed up? I have two questions?
- Is there any hope of restoring the computer with the files and programs intact?
- If not, is there a way to access the files and make backups before erasing the disk?