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Proceeded to quote me the cost to replace, etc. I shudda' known better. This is what I found interesting. I recovered 500GB. Source

The only solution was to flash it on a Windows PC (I used Windows XP SP3). Jefferson Le Blanc August 2, 2015 at 12:00 am Hi Larry. No one here told him to repair Permissions as a first troubleshooting step. For this reason they should be used only for temporary storage. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2754151?start=0&tstart=0

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I've thrown the USB onto a Windows PC and reformatted as a FAT32 first and it works. Permission repair can potentially cause many thousands of writes. –Tetsujin Dec 6 '14 at 15:56 1 [cont…] When there's a possibility that your boot device is malfunctioning, the first thing Just to see if working in Recovery Mode makes a difference, I tried to Partition again and it started with "Unmounting disk" but ended after a bit of time with the I dont know why ruby, gem and tmail would be installed on my machine.

  • cheers and thanks for your time and consideration Reply ↓ Andrei June 1, 2014 at 8:13 am Hi, I have tried to shrink my external drive in disk utility and the
  • Reply ↓ PARUSA December 22, 2014 at 12:08 am Hi, with this fix?
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  • It may take a few attempts but it should be doable.
  • After doing what you said, Disk Utility shows no volumes inside.
  • Replaced it anyway.
  • Try again, repeating the "cat /dev/random > /dev/disk4" command rapidly by pressing the up arrow, followed by Enter, to capture the disk between the time it is assigned the device to
  • DU will try to unmount it in any case in order to partition it.

Options: Reply• Quote Re: Joined the "Shoulda known better" club (hard drive DOA) Posted by: C(-)ris Date: June 26, 2012 08:45PM Have the hard drive replaced and get the dead one I tried running again, and again it became unresponsive. So, no joy there. Diskwarrior Trying to select anything other than Current in the Partition Layout is impossible.

I know of a few places that do "software" data recovery that do that and charge about $250. Drive Genius, a program I'm not too fond of, finally "found" the drive and I was able to reformat it. I'd never experienced that before. http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/159585/getting-loads-of-open-error-5s-when-using-terminal-to-repair-permissions Does this use of std::make_unique lead to non-unique pointers?

Thanks! This is only the second problem I have had with the Mac and am wondering how to deal with it. Reply ↓ MaX April 10, 2014 at 7:57 am Thanks. But how did a new drive hose your system?

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When this is done, you can then try using Disk Utility to partition and format the disk for use again. http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/permissions-repair-giving-errors-is-my-drive-about-to-die.605751/ A reboot froze half-way through. Open Error 5 Repair Permissions Worked swell! Disk Utility Operation Failed With Status 5 Show Threads Show Posts Advanced Search Sans Serif Small Sans Serif Medium (Default) Serif Small Serif Medium Go to Page...

I've been doing Mac Tech Support for more than 16 years and utilities like DiskWarrior and TechTool Pro have been essential to my work. http://davegaubatz.com/open-error/open-error-5-input-output-mac.html Thanks so much! Two, that the drive is supposedly almost full. Since I do always have at least two mirrored backups (not counting two current full disk images auto backed up by SuperDuper scripting), I guess I take more chances than most. Disk Utility Error 3

share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply natallica, Nov 24, 2008 natallica thread starter macrumors 6502 Joined: Mar 7, 2005 Location: Fairfax, VA #3 kainjow No doubt the time you spent on this was worth far more than the cost of the drive, but nothing can match the satisfaction of solving such a difficult problem. At this point you can open the Disk Utility program and you should see your drive with no storage volumes available. have a peek here Hitachi will not do an advanced exchange -- which I think is just ridiculous.

Please type your message and try again.            pggood Level 1 (1 points) Q: Have I been hacked? Did you in fact reformat the drive before trying to encrypt it? Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.

In my experience, the process of un-mounting and mounting drives and partitions can actually precipitate mount errors which, as I said, can be resolved with a restart.

Things I could still try. As the saying goes, don’t get mad, get even. I took it into see a Genius and he booted the iMac using his gadgetry. I can see the defective LaCie XtremKey USB3 GUID 32GB with Disk Utility on Mac (showing its volume inside on the left pane) but when I try to Erase it, I

The current version comes on a thumb drive with a utility that will put it on another thumb drive with your current base system. You signed in with another tab or window. Open the Terminal and run this command: pico formatdrive.sh 2. Check This Out If there's no critical data on it, you may have reached the point of diminishing returns.

The reformat procedure even warns you that your data will be lost. You signed out in another tab or window. This will likely not recover everything, but should be able to get at least something. I know the easiest thing to do is to simply trash the drive but I hate to do that if there is any chance at all of retrieving it.

Rebooted to the internal drive and ran Onyx. Jefferson Le Blanc April 16, 2014 at 2:03 pm MaX: I see one other possibility: You might try using those utilities on a newer version of Windows - on an actual Reply ↓ Alper T. But I am registered as a Mac OS X developer and my most recent update was 10.11.6 Beta 2 on 6 June, and after each iteration I run Onyx, reassign and

Immediately press Enter, and if you see the same error, then press the Up arrow key again followed by Enter again.