*Help! Restore with time machine failed!!

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  1. Gublatz macrumors newbie

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    Using time machine with an external HDD on my mid 2012 Macbookpro, restore failed and was asked to restart and begin the restore again.. So I restarted, and all I get is a Circle backslash on the display. Command R doesn't do anything. I let it run for a few minutes and it got pretty hot, so I shut it down.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Are you restoring your entire system?

    If so reinstall the OS normally and then use Time Machine to selectively restore your documents, perhaps you can get back everything you need.

    Another option is to manually mount the dmg and navigate to the latest backup folder and drag/drop your data
     
  4. Gublatz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can't get passed the grey screen with flashing folder and a question mark. I'm in panic mode.
     
  5. Gublatz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Restarted again, with the option button depressed. Internet recovery took over.

    Guess that means my Hard Drive failed. :(
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Perhaps, run some tests, but that might be why you cannot restore your TM backup
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    It does sound like HDD failure I'm afraid..
     
  8. Gublatz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Internet recovery worked like a charm. (Thank you Apple) I then went and restored the whole system from an earlier backup (as I tried to do the first time) and voila! Back to normal.
     

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