Still rebuilding my laptop disk

In an earlier post/comment I started running DiskWarrior in an attempt to recover my laptop’s failed harddrive. Still running after 47 hours, but no sign of progress (or failure) yet…

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I'm a bit of a Renaissance man, with far too many hobbies for my free time! But more important than any hobby is my family. My proudest accomplishment has been raising some great kids! And somehow convincing my wife to put up with me since 1988. ;)
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2 Responses to Still rebuilding my laptop disk

  1. jim says:

    I’ve now been staring at DiskWarrior’s “Step 5: Locating directory data…” screen for over a week! (171 hours, 5 minutes, 37 seconds and counting…) The disk is still seeking, I still have the “(Speed inhibited by disk malfunction)” notice, and the display has not changed a bit as far as I can tell. Hey, Alsoft, I would really like a meaningful progress bar on DiskWarrior!

    Looks like it’s time for me to give these people a call… 😐

  2. jim says:

    I just spoke to Marc at Alsoft tech support. He said that after a week of running DW, the likelihood of recovery was slim. Apparently DW will keep trying until the disk fails completely. Marc suggested Data Rescue by ProSoft Engineering.

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