Powerbook won't turn on hard drive prob?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Ejpwalker, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Ejpwalker macrumors newbie

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    Hi would appreciate some advice
    G4 PowerBook won't fully start and says I must restart every time I turn on
    I've tried reinstalling osx but nothing comes up to select location ie hard drive
    I did disk doctor on the hd and it came up:

    Checking journaled hfs plus volume
    Checking extents overflow file
    Checking catalog file
    Invalid node structure
    Rebuilding cat b-tree
    The volume hardrive could not be repaired
    Error: file system verify or repair failed

    Can anyone advise what I can do from here?!
     
  2. Nameci macrumors 68000

    Nameci

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    Your hard drive is fried or failed. Replace the hard drive and reinstall the OS.
     
  3. Ejpwalker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That doesn't sound good, is there possibility of me getting any files from the hard drive you think?
     
  4. Nameci macrumors 68000

    Nameci

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    This moment, it is pretty hard. There are hard drive data recovery software all around the inter web, probably it would help. I have no experience with data recovery so I cannot suggest to you.
     
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  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Wouldn't DiskWarrior help here? I've had a bad B-Tree before (keys out of order) and DW fixed it.
     

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