So I finally updated the most recent version of osX --- whichever intel update that was.
UNFORTUNATELY, after I updated it, my machine decided to STOP WORKING. On startup, it flashes between a circle with a line through it, an apple, and a folder with a question mark. I've been using OS X since day one, and I've never seen this.
I ran the utility and found a TON OF ERRORS. Henceforth I fixed them --- and it still won't boot OSX.
It force boots into windows when OSX fails.
If anyone has any suggestions, that would be great, before I bury a hatchet into this stupid computer.
Of course it happens when there is an important meeting tommorow.