DiskWarrior 5.0 Bootable USB stalls at MacBook Pro Yosemite 10.10.5 restart

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andressh, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. andressh macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2013
    When I start my McBook Pro from a DiskWarrior 5.0 bootable USB, my computer stalls…

    Once I go through the standard Disk Utility procedure to create a DiskWarrior 5.0 Bootable USB, the bootable unit displays as available in the “System Preferences \ Startup Disk\ Select the system startup you want to use to start your computer”, window.

    When I boot my MacBook Pro 15” from the newly created USB, it correctly displays both, my internal MacBook Pro OS X, 10.10.5, as well as the DiskWarriorCD OS X. However, upon selecting the USB drive, the computer stalls and the USB’s, internal leds, shut down.

    Any help in correcting this inconsistency, will be greatly appreciated.


  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    You did not mention using the DiskWarrior Recovery Maker app to make your bootable Disk Warrior USB thumb drive? I used the DiskWarrior Recovery Maker app to make my USB boot drive and it works fine for me.
  3. andressh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2013
    Hi CoastalOR,
    Thanks for your prompt response.
    I was not aware "DiskWarrior Recovery Maker" is needed to create the DW USB. I used Yosemite's Disk Utility.

    I don't believe I have a copy of "DiskWarrior Recovery Maker".
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Why don't you use the DiskWarrior flash drive that came with DW5?
    If you made a copy of that original thumb drive, then you could simply run the Recovery Maker to update that copy, too. That should make it bootable on your Mac!

    DiskWarrior Recovery Maker is included with DiskWarrior 5.
    There is a fairly recent update for the RecoveryMaker app.
    You can download that, and install it yourself.
  5. andressh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2013
    Thanks for your suggestion DeltaMac
  6. parkeryoung macrumors newbie


    Mar 13, 2017
    I try to boot from my Disk Warrior Recovery USB so I can rebuild my startup disk and it stalls out on the white screen with the small gray Apple logo and just stays there forever. Anyone have any tips or ideas? Thanks!
  7. ZapNZs, Mar 13, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2017

    ZapNZs macrumors 68020


    Jan 23, 2017
    Are you using the USB drive that came with it? IIRC, that only works for older versions of OS X. For newer versions, you need to create a bootable USB drive using the Recovery Maker (and in order to make the USB drive, you have to have a working Recovery HD for it to copy.)

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    (You probably already know this but...If using FileVault, after booting the DW recovery volume (the bootable flash drive) you also need to first enter Disk Utility, unlock the drive you wish to rebuild, and then exit DiskUtility and open DW - some websites still say that you must decrypt the boot volume before rebuilding, which is not accurate at all.)

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