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iMac hangs at startup - DU says "Volume can't be repaired"

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Nov 5, 2012 5:43 AM

Came back from holiday to find my 18month old work iMac wont boot up.


Opened Disc Utility in safe mode and says "Can't be repaired" and i can't get into the hdd 6839EC450-6981-000004FDDAA4C24A.jpg


Works network won't accept Time Machine so I never got round to getting an external drive and setting it up. (Yeah - I know)


As a last resort, got a 2tb drive and am trying to create a new disc image. Been "reading whole disc" for 3 hours, not even a quarter of the way through. 


REALLY not wanting to have to reinstall adobe again and get all by browsers back to how I like them.

IT seemed to suspect a software update issue - one of their macbooks failed exactly the same way last week. But can't find any chatter about it.


Any ideas?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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