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post #1 of 10
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I have a G3 Powerbook that is being checked by DiskWarrior running off a Lacie Firewire drive. Unfortunately, it's been almost 2 days now and it's still going. Is there any hope that it will ever finish? Can anyone suggest a possible timeframe?

I just wanted to add that I think it was Norton that actually caused many of the problems that DiskWarrior is now trying to fix. What a piece of crap!

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Zack
post #2 of 10
I know of one instance where DiskWarrior took nearly a week to reconstruct the drive. It worked. Just wait if it's important.
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post #3 of 10
Let it keep running!
When my iBook crashed I'm fairly sure the shop used DiskWarrior to retrieve all my data. It took nearly three days to get everthiing back off of my 20Gb drive. So let it run!
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post #4 of 10
Norton sucks. Proof from the reputable SomethingAwful. My fav is Disk Fragmenter®..Guaranteed to raise seek times!?
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post #5 of 10
I must reiterate what the members here have said.

Let DW do its job no matter how long it takes!!

I have had nothing but BAD experiences (and read many MANY other similar bad experiences) about Norton in recent years, especially on Mac OS X.

Contrary, DW has saved several drives that Norton could not fix after repeated attempts. I gave up on Norton. I recommend to all my colleagues and friends that they do the same.
post #6 of 10
Where is DiskWarrior 3 already?! Announced beginning of April, still no word though, beginning of May is upon us.

My socialist self can hardly control the urge to pirate this software asap, but this is something I might pretty well buy.
post #7 of 10
I heard can preorder DW3 from Apple stores. It should be shipping RSN.
post #8 of 10
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It's been running for a week now and it's detected 36000+ overlapped files (step 6 out of 11). Is there any hope?

Zack
post #9 of 10
It could be bad. You might lose some stuff, but I think it's worth the wait if you can get at least *some* of it back.

Still, I'd let it run as long as it needs. Repair time (as you've noticed) grows drastically as the hard drive size and number of files increases.
post #10 of 10
If you do lose stuff or give up on DiskWarrior, you might take a look at Data Rescue. Saved my butt once on a disk that even Disk Warrior choked on.
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