Diskwarrior Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jamalexandrou, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. jamalexandrou macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2011
    An external Harddrive suddenly stopped mounting yesterday. I have some very very important media on it which cant be lost.

    At first my imac (specs below) wouldnt see it at all, it wouldnt appear on my desktop or in disc utility or diskwarrior. A few panicked hours later I ran diskwarrior again and it found the drive - overnight I left it to rebuild only to wake up to Diskwarrior hanging on Step 1.

    So I have now got hold of the latest version of DW just in case that will help and have restarted the rebuild process (again the External HD wasnt seen by my imac until I ran DW)

    Its currently again stuck at step 1.

    I was wondering if anyone had a simailar problem to this before, what does it mean? Is it worth me leaving it at step one for days on end (the data really is that important) and if there is anything else I could do if DW fails to move on from step 1??

    Specs for External HD

    Name : Seagate FreeAgent Go Media
    Type : Disk

    Partition Map Scheme : Unformatted
    Disk Identifier : disk1
    Media Name : Seagate FreeAgent Go Media
    Media Type : Generic
    Connection Bus : USB
    USB Serial Number : 2GE25JB4
    Device Tree : /PCI0/EHC2@1A,7/@5:0
    Writable : Yes
    Ejectable : Yes
    Mac OS 9 Drivers Installed : No
    Location : External
    Total Capacity : 465.8 GB (500,107,862,016 Bytes)
    S.M.A.R.T. Status : Not Supported
    Disk Number : 1
    Partition Number : 0


    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03
    SMC Version (system): 1.21f4
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If DW doesn't work you're probably going to have to go with data recovery software like Data Rescue III. If that doesn't work you can either pay a lot of money for professional data recovery or buy a new drive and start over.
  3. jamalexandrou thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2011
    thanks miles.

    Just got back and its still hanging at step1.

    Im going to quit and take it to some friendly people at a mac specialists near me.

    FYI I took a sample of the Disc Warrior process in activity monitor and it spurted this out -

    Sampling process 450 for 3 seconds with 1 millisecond of run time between samples
    Sampling completed, processing symbols...
    Analysis of sampling DiskWarrior (pid 450) every 1 millisecond
    Call graph:
    2375 Thread_2507
    2375 0x2015
    2375 0x20ee
    2375 0x27c2
    2375 0x141cf
    2375 0x16267
    2375 0x16136
    2375 0x14313
    2375 0x18018
    2375 0x17e41
    2375 0x38b28
    2375 0x33d3a
    2375 0x33b6b
    2375 0x41e14
    2375 0x41c66
    2375 0x4156d
    2375 0x78d7a
    2375 0x75347
    2375 0x75201
    2375 0x1b726
    2375 CFMessagePortSendRequest
    2375 CFRunLoopRunInMode
    2375 CFRunLoopRunSpecific
    2375 mach_msg
    2375 mach_msg_trap
    2375 mach_msg_trap

    Total number in stack (recursive counted multiple, when >=5):

    Sort by top of stack, same collapsed (when >= 5):
    mach_msg_trap 2375
    Sample analysis of process 450 written to file /dev/stdout

    If anybody out there can offer advice or help that would be great - I can't start over as the media on the drive is from a whole day of a film shoot and we really can't reshoot!
  4. niyazi macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2011
    Did you resolved your problem?
    I got the same problem and was wondering if diskwarior solved your problem?
    I'm waiting like 8 hours and still at step1.
  5. Elbert C macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2008
    AK, USA
    DiskWarrior has great support, they answered my questions pretty quickly when I first started using DW. Try them, you'd get a better specific answer from them regarding DW.

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