Drive volume repair, 20.5 hours and nothing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bousozoku, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I just wasted over 20 hours running Tech Tool Pro 4 on my 160 GB disk drive in my dual G4/800. It found a rather nasty, but not crippling problem. I don't even remember the error--it's been that long. The application apparently crashed before it finished with the repairs but thankfully, hadn't gotten past the point where I would have clicked okay to apply the changes.

    Is DiskWarrior significantly faster?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Depends on the problem and the OS

    The OS9 version of Diskwarrior when run on OSX disks is deadly slow.

    Severe problems may take hugely long. Generally however, Diskwarrior should be done within 1/2 hour.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    bousozoku, were you running it from the CD or eDrive? Apparently the CD is more reliable (won't crash on you) but I don't have any first hand experience, that's only what I've heard. :)
     
  4. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I've had better luck with the eDrive but I've also got a problem with the SuperDrive and CD-ROMs. When it gets warm, it has no problem with DVDs, but won't read CDs of any kind.

    So, in order to set up an eDrive, I'll have to wait until the room cools down. :(
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, so the problems with the Superdrive are unrelated (probably). Do you think you could get an external to try running it directly from the CD?

    Also, have you done the usual resetting PRAM/PMU/whatever for the drive? :)
     
  6. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I suspect that it wanted to read the CD to switch functionality and couldn't continue because the drive refused to work properly.

    No, I hadn't recently reset anything, but it's been this way for a while. I suppose it might be logical to assume that I need to replace the SuperDrive.
     

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