partition 1 = fine, partition 2 = uh oh

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by smssoleimani, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. smssoleimani macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2011
    External HD - Partition cannot be repaired!

    I decided to run a disk verify on my external hard drives and all was okay except for one.

    It seems to be i decided to run scans and an analysis using Data Rescue 3.

    Here are the results from Disk Utility and Data Rescue 3:

    The verify using disk utility:


    The attmepted repair using disk utility:

    the long text from the attempted repair was going to go here. i cannot retrieve it now. i originally typed this post and was waiting for something to finish so i can screenshot and add it to this topic. came back, the entire post i wrote was gone (had the attempted repair log) and i had to rewrite this entire thing. its unretrievable because the partition doesn't want to mount or something.

    The message displayed after attempted repair:


    The analysis results from Data Rescue 3:


    The problem is the partition is a total of 250GB and I do not have 250GB of free space on any of my external drives

    I am not sure what to do. Is there a application that may be able to repair this drive? I figured Rescue Data 3 was worth a shot but it seems as if it cant fix problems and it more of a analyzer.

    Up until this very moment i've been able to access the disk, now its grayed out in the disk utility list and not on my desktop

    This is worrying me because i have info on there i do not want to loose!

    Its a weird situation because the drive its split almost directly into half, and the other partition is fine, not problems what so ever.

    Please provide me with some guidance! I want to repair somehow using some program and if not possible then I realize ill need to try to back it up by cloning the drive or something but i do not have the space to do it anywhere! ahhh.

    *side note, how come in disk utility, for all drives, not just the one im having problems with, have the verify disk permissions and repair disk permissions grayed out?:


  2. brapmac740 macrumors member


    Nov 2, 2008
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Had the same problem but with a much smaller 15 gb partition. Had to reformat the entire disc, luckily I always back up my stuff to a 1 TB external.

    Yikes. Probably going to have to back up as much as possible and just reformat. Hope you have an external that you back up to...if not...Oh boy.
  3. smssoleimani thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2011
    no i haven't, but say i went out and bought a new external and used something like SuperDuper to clone it, you think that would work, or not really because the damage has been done and i missed my window of backup opportunity.
  4. alexpja macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2010
    You are quite screwed... do you know what could've happened to cause this though?
  5. smssoleimani thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2011
    Not a clue. However I won the battle! I used DiskWarrior and it worked like a charm, then I transferred EVERYTHING one by one to a new 3TB HD because SuperDuper! was not working (a few files got corrupted on the disk and therefore could not be read or written). Once done I even did the same thing for the other half of the partition that was NOT experiencing issues but did it incase. And finally I reformatted the problematic HD and its now a one solid unused 500GB drive :D

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