I connected my laptop to another system with FireWire and booted my laptop into “Target mode” — hold down the
T key while powering on the laptop. This effectively turns the laptop into a very expensive external FW enclosure. I ran DiskWarrior from the other system, and it recognized the “external” FW drive. I started a DW recovery on this drive at about 16:30 PDT. If it’s anything like the previous run, it should be done with “Step 5” by about 07:15 tomorrow morning. (crosses fingers)
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It’s now been 24 hours since I started the DW rebuild. Still on “Step 5: Locating directory data…” with the dreaded “(Speed inhibited by disk malfunction)” message. On the plus side, I received an email from Marc at Alsoft Tech Support this morning, so it seems that they’ve bested hurricane Rita.
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