Drive Genius II Destroyed My Disk, Leopard 10.5.3

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chelsel, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. chelsel macrumors 6502

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    WARNING!!!

    I purchased and downloaded the latest Drive Genius II based on recommendations across the web. After running Repair/Verify to confirm that my OS X partition was working properly I ran a Defrag. After it was reported that the defrag was successful I rebooted... however my system will no longer start from the Macintosh HD. Booting from the Leopard install DVD and running Disk Utility reports that the volume is corrupted.

    I am going to attempt a Time Machine restore now. Warning to all others, be very certain you have a backup before using Drive Genius on your 10.5.3 Leopard Macintosh HD!!!

    (posted from Windows using the still working Windows bootcamp partition)
     
  2. chelsel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    turns out Drive Genius is not compatible with Bootcamp enabled systems!! In their favor, they have agreed to refund my money, and my Time Machine was restore (the 2nd time I tried).
     
  3. flanamac macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. I ran a repartioning request on Drive Genius and it didn't work as supposed to (corrupted my drive). I am requesting a refund from Other World Computing where I bought it.

    Mac OSx has plenty of power and utilities for my needs. I am not sure why Disk Utilities is put down so much by 3rd party software (although I understand you can either hype your product, or put down others to raise awareness for marketing purposes).
     

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