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Mac Specs: 27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.9, iPhone5s, iPad3, AppleTV2

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No mention of which Mac you have which will very your options but:
1. boot into recovery mode and do a repair/verify on the disk - this maybe enough to get you back into OSX
2. Connect your Mac on target mode to another Mac and copy off the data you need to save before doing a clean install
3. If you have a MacBook or MacBook Pro. Replace the hard disk with a new disk, install a fresh copy of OSX then put your original disk in a USB enclosure and copy off the data you need to save
4. Use an online (iCloud, Box, Dropbox etc) service to backup your data or get yourself an external that you can backup to (you'll have one if you choose step 3 above!)

External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

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