Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2013 9:33 PM (in response to Canyonlight)
Are you able to boot successfully now? The '.nib' file permissions repair loop is normal and unrelated to your issue.
Boot into recovery mode and run disk utility on the boot partition. Any issue come up when you repair the disk?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2013 11:14 PM (in response to nbar)
Yes, I'm able to boot successfully now - after the successful system restore.
I'm assuming that "boot into recovery mode" is what you do when you press Command-R when restarting. And I'm not sure what you mean by "run Disk Utility on the boot partition." Does this mean run Disk Utility on Mac HD?
Wish there was a "Mac Recovery for Dummies" somewhere.