I was devastated when I was looking for answers reading I had to buy (blank) software, reformat, backup, reinstall, etc, etc... So I found a fix, it was a few simple steps, without having to spend $, took less than 10min for me, & painless in the end.
After I got "Cannot repair drive after 3 attempts", I did step 3 again & it worked! Boots up like nothing ever happened, by the way I'm on Mountain Lion 10.8.3
I am having major issues trying to recover my data from my computer.
I was trying to install Mavericks, and I got a hard disk error. So now, my computer will only load the Mavericks install and disk utility can't fix the hard disk errors.
I was trying to click on the link you posted for step 1 of data recovery, but it says I don't have access to it. Is there a different way to back up my data?
I do have a working windows partition, but I don't know how to copy stuff from the mac portion.
I would love if you could point me in the right direction.
Please and thank you.
I'm going through the exact same problem, I got an error message that said:
Could not restore - Input/output error
Can you please authorize this link:
I cannot access it.
I'm trying to restore my MacIntosh HD to an SSD and have been failing...
The original poster is incredibly similar to my issues and have been unable to fix or troubleshoot from all the options given to me in the forums.
It seems ds_store's solution and document links worked perfectly to the original poster...... BUT THE DOCUMENTS ARENT AVAILABLE TO ME (it tells me to contact the author to give me access)
"ds store", Can I please have access? Or can you post the new document links please?