iMac crash, rescue files ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JarikSolo, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. JarikSolo macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2011

    my iMac (27", i5, 16GB, Lion, new in June), crashed the other day, and I cant boot into Lion.

    Using the driveutility in recovery mode I ran a diagnostic test and there were heaps of errors on the drive. Unfortunatly it could not be fixed, and I was suggested to rescue files and format the drive.

    How can I get access to the files on my drive and transfer them ?
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    What type of errors are you getting? Maybe DsikWarrior could repair the hard drive. To answer you question, boot in target disk mode. You will need to connect the iMac via Firewire or USB to another Mac. Then copy off what you need.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007

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