I can't boot up my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard. A "broken folder" icon appears on my screen whenever I start up. However when I use the Single User mode by pressing Cmd-S after pressing the power button, a flood of text appears on a gray screen and ends up with "cannot mount root errno=19." This keeps repeating on screen.
I will not want to reformat my drive, as there is so much important data on it. All I want for now is to at least recover all that data. Although of course it would be best for me to be able to get my MBP booted up like normal again.