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MacBook Air :: File Recovery Using DiskWarrior?

When I launch the OS, I get the Apple logo on a white screen with a grey progress bar at the bottom (the OS attempting to fix the drive) and then the machine hangs.

I'm able to use my Superdrive to access Disk Utilities from the MAC OS X DVD. The utilities tells me that I have "Invalid Sibling Link" and that it cannot repair the drive.

Using CMD-S I'm able to enter single user mode and try to fix using fsck (-yf and -r). Using those I get errors indicating other problems, including "invalid node structure" and DISK FULL ERROR (although I have 6 GB free according to other stats).

macbook air, macbook pro 17
Mac OS X (10.6.4)
ipod touch, iphone 4, ipad

View 5 Replies (Posted: Sep 7, 2010)

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