catalog b problem

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  1. RoxStrongo macrumors regular

    RoxStrongo

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    ok i av a quad g5 and osx 10.4.3 with internal 250gb and an external lacie 120gb(firewire400). while running techtool pros maintenance program it removed my drives from the desktop and failed to return them. according to disk utility there is something wrong with the catalog b tree and now i cannot boot from either disk. the only way to boot my system is from an edrive located on the lacie. what can i do to get my beloved drives working again?
     
  2. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Run Disk Utility to repair disk. If that dont work, get DiskWarrior and run it. It WILL work, by rebuilding your b-trees and cataloge files, and optimizing the drives :D
     
  3. RoxStrongo thread starter macrumors regular

    RoxStrongo

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    will disk warrior work even if neither techtool or the finder can see the volumes? disk utility knows they are there but they are greyed out and unmountable and unrepairable.
     
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    If you starup from another HD or DVD/CD, DW should be able to see it. If it can see the drive, it WILL fix it, unless of course, it is so badly fubarred that the directories cannot be accessed.....
     
  5. RoxStrongo thread starter macrumors regular

    RoxStrongo

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    I tried version 3.03 of diskwarrior and it couldn't handle it. said it was too badly damaged. crazy when all that happend is that techtool changed the value of the b tree node.
     

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