Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Hard disk recovery
I'm at my wits end here. I have a MacBook Pro who's hard drive has developed problems, likely due to a head crash or other internal physical damage. The drive mounts fine but it's pretty much unusable.
I have replaced the drive and put this damaged drive into an external case. For the purpose of recovering the old drive, I created a 160GB .dmg image file (which takes wayyy longer than I would have thought!) on the new drive (which is 250GB). I have tried to clone it using Data Rescue II to the image file (which is something that DRII directly supports) and although that finishes without incident, it leaves me with a damaged .dmg file that will not mount. I tried to repair that file with Disk Warrior but that failed. I tried to clone it using DRII to another physical drive. That drive would not mount and couldn't be repaired as well.
I have also tried to clone it with Super Duper! but that failed as well (error about 40% in)
Running repair tools directly on the damaged disk itself would not be wise as it could cause further data loss.
Help! What else can I try??