2601 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2010 9:57 AM by Jay Bullock
For $100 you can get DiskWarrior. It can fix things that Disk Utility can't. Perhaps it can help.
Otherwise, and for free, use Disk Utility ro reformat (erase) the drive. That will get rid of the disk corruption. You will then have to reinstall OS X and restore your data from backups. Had you been using Time Machine?
Thanks for responding. Yes, I have used time machine, although I stopped it from backing up data about a year ago (big mistake). I was wondering if it would be best to restore with time machine or do a restore and then connect the external hd to get my data manually. Because have I changed my login name from the last backup and I don't know if that would cause any extra problems. I really don't want to lose anymore data.
I was also wondering how to go about using diskwarrior. Is it a separate disk? Because right now I don't know how I would get the install disk to eject from the laptop.
The next time you start up, hold down the trackpad button. That should eject the disc. You can then insert the DiskWarrior disc.
I don't know about Time Machine enough to answer that question if you choose to restore. If your last year's worth of data is valuable, you might want to try DiskWarrior first--it really does fix all kinds of problems.