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...