Anyone have experience with diskwarrior?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bftiedt, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. bftiedt macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2008
    Hey guys. Long story short, I had to use disk warrior because my HD wouldn't boot anymore due to, according to disk utility, a sibling link problem. My question is , I clicked rebuild drive in disk warrior, it stopped on step 6 and says it detected 3 overlapped files. It's been attempting to repair them for about 12+hrs now. Is this normal? I have read a few people saying it can take a long time but just didn't know. I have removed the damaged drive from my '06 MacBook Pro and put it in my external HD case and am running diskwarrior from my old iBook G4 so it isn't the fastest thing in the world . Any help would be great . Thanks
  2. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    I would say that cannot be considered "normal" as DW is usually faster than that by a long ways. However, when I was working in a company many years ago, we had an old iMac that required running DW overnight to repair a severely damaged directory. It took almost 24 hours, but it did work, and we were able to rescue a lot of valuable data. If it doesn't work after 24 hours, call Alsoft - they are very good at customer support and have some tricks that can work when all else fails.
    You do have a valid serial number?
  3. bftiedt thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2008
    Woke up this morning to a completed diskwarrior! finished it up , put the hard drive back in my MBP and presto!! booted right up. Diskwarrior proved to be a life saver for me , so anyone with HD problems dont hesitate to give it a shot.

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