Hard Drive back up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by francesthemute2, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. francesthemute2 macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2011
    My mbp wont start up and all i get is the multi language panic kernel and i have follow all the suggestions found in these forums but didn't seem to work..

    before turning my mbp to the store i want to back up all my recent files
    any suggestions on how to do that??
    any help would be very appreciated, thanks!
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    If it won't start up on your OS-X install DVD, the only option I can think of is to use another Mac to access your MBP in Target Disk Mode. Alternately, you could remove the drive, install it in a case, and use another Mac to access your files. Otherwise, bring your external drive with you to the store and perhaps they'll help with your backup.

    If it will startup from an install DVD, try using Disk Utility's First Aid disk repair. Without knowing the cause of the kernel panics, it would be difficult to come up with other suggestions on fixing your machine.

    Good luck - hope the repair isn't too costly (unless of course it's covered under warranty).
  3. francesthemute2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2011
    I have tried the install dvd and didn't startup! :( ill try to get help with the backup at the store as you suggested! and i really hope the get it under the warranty, thanks a lot!
  4. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009

    yeah I would find someone who has a mac and put it in target disk mode to get your data off it
  5. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    Yeah, that is probably the only way. If that doesn't work, there are data recovery services, but these can be expensive ($100 to over $2,000) and may or may not yield results (many however only charge if they can salvage data).
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    so you put the install disc in, and turn on the laptop, and hold down the C key, and then the error still comes up??

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