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MacBook Air :: (SSD) Won't Restart - Blue Grey Screen - Apple Logo - Spinning Icon

I'm on a trip with Air and SuperDrive and original software disks and a MacBook Pro. After trying to restart MacBook Air, it stays stuck on the blue grey screen with spinning icon. I restarted the Air with the system install disk in the SuperDrive, and used Disk Utility to repair the Air's HD, and it came back saying the disk appears to be ok. But trying to restart from the Air's startup disk, same situation. I could try to reinstall the original operating system from DVD, but will that erase my documents, etc.? I am traveling and don't have access to my usual Time Machine backup at home. Since there's no Target Disk Mode in MacBook Air, is there anyway I can get to my existing documents folder to copy a few essential files before wiping the whole hard drive?

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