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Help with DiskWarrior please.


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I recently acquired a version of diskwarrior 4.1 as a .dmg. I burnt the .dmg to a disk and tried to boot my comp from it by holding down C and nothing happened. How do I burn the files so that my comp will recognize it as a bootable disk?

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http://www.coriolis-systems.com/iDefrag.php

Idrefrag comes with a tool to allow you to make a boot CD

Haven't tried it but its a demo so worth a try
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Just be patient Newmaccer as DiskWarrior 4.1 can take up to 15 minutes to boot from the CD your burnt. After popping in CD, reboot and hold down 'C' until you see the gear wheel activating, and then go make a coffee or something and just let it be.

Keep us posted on your progress?
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Aw ok thank you! So I now have the DiskWarrior 4.1 cd in my drive and I have selected the rebuilt option. 9 Hours later, it is still at this screen.

Rebuilding Directory...
Step 5: Locating Directory Data
Speed Reduced by Disk Malfunction: 1697


Is this normal?
I am just wondering if it normally takes this long or if i should try and restart the process.

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Let it cook. It may take a considerable time to get through the entire process especially since the disk appears to have problems.

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No email Alsoft tech support for assistance asap especially asking about the Disk Malfunction message.
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Ok so diskwarrior finally finished after 33 hours of cooking! i was so happy it said that it completed successfully. Upon completion i exited DW and it restarted. but then nothing happened when it was starting up. i booted from the install disk and ran the disk utility again and instead of saying my disk was fixed, the SMART status read "Failing" and it said "This drive has reported a fatal hardware error to disk utility"... But DW said it rebuilt
successfully... what the heck is that about?

then i went into the files tab and it gave me an error code of -1715 when trying to view the data.

thanks for your help!
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Immediately contact Alsoft as suggested. Tell them what happened and how long DiskWarrior ran for and the problems you are faced with now and ask what they will do to assist you.
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