Retina Macbook Pro Hard Drive Error

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jkmorse27, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. jkmorse27 macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2013
    Hi all,

    My 15" retina Macbook Pro froze recently so I held down the power button to shut it down. When I restarted the computer, the apple logo/sound played and a progress bar slowly filled up. However, when it finishes, the computer just shuts down.

    I ran disk utility at the startup and verified Macintosh HD. I got the error message "Error: Disk utility can't repair this disk…disk, and restore your backed-up files".

    So I attached an empty, formatted, external 320 GB hard drive and tried to "create a new image" of Macintosh HD onto it. I know there's enough space because my entire hard drive is only 256 GB. However, as it creates the image, the progress bar moves about 1/8 of the way and then I get an error that there isn't enough space.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as a year of media and schoolwork is saved onto it :(. Thanks in advance!
  2. kokako, Mar 2, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2013

    kokako macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2011

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