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OS X :: Corrupt Os X Partition - MacDrive / How To Repair


It installed fine and worked, so i then decided to install a game (L4D2) installed about half way then BSOD!

I didnt mind to much until i realised I could no longer boot into OSX, windows works perfectly.

I have booted into Single user mode and have successfully managed to find all the files they all seem to be fine. I just cant figure out a way to back them up, I am unable to mount a usb drive whenever I use the MKDIR command in /Volumes/ I get the message 'file exists' or something similar.


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