What does this mean? Hard Drive Failure?

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  1. f1racer328 macrumors newbie

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  2. deltaiscain macrumors regular

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    You could also try to repair disk permissions. Go to applications/utilities/disk utility, and click on Macintosh HD, and do repair permissions.
     
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    Ok ill try it now.
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Generally an error like this means a low level failure.

    The OS can provide you limited functionality to backup your files, but there are no guarantees at this point.

    This has happened to me before with external HDs, both FW and USB. When this happens, no recovery software has worked (Mac or PC) except for one.

    And that is SpinRite.

    It's awesome and well worth the money.
     
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    Your Firewire drive might be suffering a hardware failure -- back up any data from it ASAP.

    The last image of the Repair Disk results. indicates some flaws in the logical structure of the hard drive, which may or may not be hardware related. The go-to program for these repairs is DiskWarrior.
     
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    Ok im using disk warrior now. I bought it.
     
  8. deltaiscain macrumors regular

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    Try repairing it with disk warrior. If that doesn't work, backup the disk.
     
  9. f1racer328 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok i an SO GLAD i bough disk warrior. It did the job and didn't even erase my files! Thanks a l o t!!! :):D;):cool::eek::(:apple:
     
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    Glad to hear that Disk Warrior worked for you.

    If in the future, Disk Warrior won't solve your problem, there is always SpinRite. It takes over where Disk Warrior leaves off.
     

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