Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2011 7:20 AM (in response to daoud)
Pull drives if needed.
Install OS X on a new drive, this could be a small 30GB partition for emergency only.
Buy Alsoft Disk Warrior.
Start making 2-3 backup sets for your drives. Clone and TimeMachine. SuperDuper and CCC are popular for cloning,.
A FW case that you can put your problem drives in - so you can turn on and mount after the system is up and running.
As for optical drive door - Option and holding mouse down usually work.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2011 7:41 AM (in response to daoud)
Do you have backups of all the data on the drive that you want to keep? If so, erase it and restore from backup; do not use Disk Warrior.
If you don't have backups, I have no recommendation.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2011 8:32 AM (in response to The hatter)
I do have a backup. I managed to run Disk Warrior and it rebuilt my folders etc. Now when I run Disk Utility on my MacBook in Target mode with the tower it says all is ok but I only get a black screen on start up on the tower nothing else. Thankfully in Target Mode all my disks show up and I was able to drag over my users folder but I am puzzled why everything is reporting normal now and all I get is a black screen still. I get the bong on startup and just nothing on the Cinema Display. Thank you for the quick reply as well. Very much appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2011 2:15 PM (in response to daoud)
Thanks to all who helped with this but I have pinpointed the problem. Its the graphics card I updated about a year ago on the MacPro. Once I popped in the original card all is up and running. Thank you for responding to all who helped.