Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 1:07 AM (in response to Adder12)
6: Your TimeMachine drive is hosed, won't restore, migrates fail, etc., and you need to get files off and out of it's death clutches.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 6:00 AM (in response to ds store)
Thank you for you help ds store, but the article doesn't really seem applicable to the issue I am having and how to resolve it.
I forgot to mention that my Time Machine backup is an external HDD and the installation of Mac OS X on my laptop is working fine. All I wish is to know if there is a way of recovering all the Time Machine backups on the external drive? Then I can reformat the external drive and restore the backups to it, hopefully this will have solved the problem and the external drive can continue being a Time Machine backup drive.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2012 10:48 AM (in response to Adder12)
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All I wish is to know if there is a way of recovering all the Time Machine backups on the external drive?
No, that's what the "can't repair the disk" message is saying. The directories, etc., on the partition are damaged beyond OSX's ability to repair them.
It's possible a heavy-duty 3rd-party disk repair app, such as DiskWarrior, may be able to fix it, but it costs about $100, and while it's probably a good investment for the future, there's no guarantee.
If not, or if you don't want to spend the $100, while you can probably restore some items, and perhaps a complete backup, your only real choice is to erase the drive and let Time Machine start over fresh.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2012 1:03 AM (in response to Pondini)
Ah okay, thank you for your help.