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And the windows XP does not work either. I ended up using Carbon Copy Cloner to do the job, but I'm wondering how (if?) restoring from a larger backup drive is possible using Disk Utility? This software comes with powerful scanning algorithm which recovers files and repairs damaged and corrupted Mac data very easily. Hard drives, if they are failing in a certain way, will produce an audible "click" as either the read/write head crashes magnificently into the platters, or the actuator arm has become his comment is here

regards tom tommy, Mar 5, 2007 #8 vlherring New Member Joined: Apr 27, 2007 Messages: 2 I just had this happen with a LaCie 60G Porsche harddrive [this dreaded message]. Preview my answer Post my answer View Statistics: Past 24 Hours: 0 Past 7 Days: 1 Past 30 Days: 9 All Time: 1,504 22,246 Free Manuals 86,904 Solutions 6,441 Devices iFixit If this is really a case of a damaged hard drive then you are lucky you are catching it early and can do something about it. Status is: Then the hard drive containing your Mac OS X startup disk is: Verified Considered to be working properly.

An example of an improper unmount procedure would be to yank the USB or FireWire cord out of the computer without first dragging the external drive's icon to the trash and share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply john_satc, Apr 28, 2006 john_satc thread starter macrumors 6502 Joined: Feb 14, 2005 Location: B'ham Uk #10 CanadaRAM The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired. Next try starting up with the original system installation disk and hold the "D" key down and run diagnostics.

Hi again! Stay logged in Mac Support Forums Mac Help Forums Hardware & Peripherals Home Contact Us Help Terms and Rules Privacy Policy Top Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2015 XenForo Ltd. I am worried that I have somehow formatted it wrong and lost some data space? And, I have to remember NOT to keep it attached in shut down mode. #11 TuckerdogAVL, Oct 20, 2009 Last edited: Oct 20, 2009 ElDiabloConCaca uix_expand uix_collapse U.S.D.A.

Now, is this serious and how do I fix it? So my reason for wanting to make a clone of my boot drive is so that I don't need to waste time re-installing all of my applications from DVD... vlherring, Apr 27, 2007 #9 TFK fan New Member Joined: Jul 18, 2007 Messages: 1 I was trying to use boot camp to partition my hard drive, but it said it Type df and look for the drive that has your Mac system mounted---you'll have to unmount this.

Troubleshooting a solution may depend upon computer configuration and whether the -9972 error is accompanied by other critical errors. Failing that, Prosoft Engineering's Data Rescue is highly rated for recovering data off drives whose format is damaged. I don't even use Disk Utility anymore. Common symptoms of Error the underlying task reported failure on exit, error the underlying task reported failure on exit external hard drive Processing speed of Mac gets slow Running Mac programs

Mac Data Recovery supports HFS, HFS+, WFS wrapper and FAT file system volume recovery Supports recovery of various file types and format including that of pictures, audio, document etc. Install any required updates to your third-party applications. 4.7. Re-initialize the damaged disk on the second drive using the "Low level format" option. Does anyone have any ideas ?

Guess I'm not following you because this has always been the case with all four MACs I have owned since 2001. #15 TuckerdogAVL, Oct 20, 2009 ElDiabloConCaca uix_expand uix_collapse U.S.D.A. This will take 12-14 hours to do so want to know if I'm going down the right path before I waste a night. i then went to disk utility to erase and initialise, however i got the failure message. doc_browneyes, Oct 12, 2006 #7 tommy New Member Joined: Mar 5, 2007 Messages: 2 badgermusic said: problem fixedClick to expand...

Application installers which have improperly reset System-related permissions. Thanks.Click to expand... Repair Disk Permissions as noted earlier in this FAQ. 4.8. Or, any other means of backing up you have on hand.

After this Disk utility will not display the subdirectory or verify, repair, partition, erase the disk. But it should have a good chance. Now, is this serious and how do I fix it?

A better option would be to boot from an alternate source, say, OS X installed on a second partition or external drive and see if it still occurs under a fresh

You need to look above this message for the specific error, such as "overlapped extent" and so on.There seems little point in doing a "Verify Disk" - why not go straight Stay logged in Welcome to Mac Help! Plug it back in after you plug the power back into the drive. That way, you'll understand how to hook it up in the other enclosure.

Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum. Thanks for the advice guys! #18 pjbrubak, Oct 20, 2009 TuckerdogAVL uix_expand uix_collapse Registered Joined: Jan 1, 2007 Messages: 407 Likes Received: 0 Help me out here; What is an Click the Repair Disk Permissions button on the First Aid tab. check over here If LaCie is such an unreliable brand, can anyone recommend a better one?

Jul 2, 2012 Disk Warrior reported a damaged resource header that cannot be repaired. Advertisements Latest Threads Some Details About OS 10.12.1,... Boot from System CD and run Disk UtilityClick to expand... Reply With Quote 04-02-2010,01:17 PM #2 the8thark View Profile View Forum Posts Member Since Jan 27, 2007 Location *Brisvegas* Posts 5,658 Specs:17 inch 2 GHz C2D imac (5,1) with 3GB DDR2

Due to corruption of this file the Mac files become inaccessible and generate error message. Sure, it's expensive, so why not try seeking out a technician who has DW to use, that might be cheaper. Lol. I have to run DiskWarrior, then copy the files again....So, I've got this 250gb Lacie external drive that I'm using as a "test back up" right see if it is

Feb 22, 2010 I ran installer then went to disk utility and pushed disk repair. turned everything off to start again and same result. Kernel Panic Issue: kernel is the main part of Mac but due corruption in Kernel or kernel error you will fail to open the files or unable to start applications. Checking volume bitmap.

Any suggestions?