Corrupted HDD--Can't Mount and Kernel Panics

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by AlphaDogg, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

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    My teacher's early 2007 MacBook kernel panics immediately upon boot, so I decided to pull the drive and connect it via USB to my MBP. It did not mount, so I opened disk utility. I clicked on the (greyed out) Macintosh HD partition and clicked repair disk. It returned the following message to me:

    Verify and Repair volume “Macintosh HD”
    Checking file systemVolume repair complete.
    Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required.
    Error: Disk Utility can’t repair this disk. Back up as many of your files as possible, reformat the disk, and restore your backed-up files.

    But I can't access the files if it won't mount, correct? If worse comes to worse, I can just tell her she's SOL and she won't be getting her data back.
     
  2. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

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    I also tried booting off of a Leopard disc... No dice.
     
  3. rixax macrumors member

    rixax

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    Try DiskWarrior



    DiskWarrior has a better chance of repairing the disc or mounting it (to get info off). I believe if it cannot do either it has the ability to salvage information.

    R

    mac-mini behind my tv
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