231 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: May 27, 2013 10:10 AM by Linc Davis
I am using a 21,5" mid 2010 iMac. The 1Tb hard drive is partion in to sections, each ~500gb - on one of them I have MacOS X installed, on th eother one - Windows, via BootCamp.
Recently there was a problem with electricity in my house, so my Mac was shut down while I was using it. It happened a few times before, but didn't cause any problems. But this time, after the shutdown, MacOS wouldn't start up. The screen would show the Apple logo for some time, and then a "stop" sign instead of it, and then remain like that. Though, I still am able to start up windows and "Recovery 10.8". The disk utility on Recovery 10.8 says that my hard disk has a "hardware problem that can't be repaired', which is pretty obvious.
So, my question. I really do not want to lose all the data on my Mac. I do not have any Time Machine backups, but I can access all the files on the Mac partion of the hard drive from Windows. How can I restore my system? It's obvious that I will have the Hard Drive replaced, so how can I transfer my data on it? Should I try to do it myself, or will I have to take it to an Apple store?