>> Stay informed about: G3 HD Crash Restore and Recover
I have had a major HD crash on my Mac G3 (64 Meg Ram, 1.6 GB HD, System
8.6) with which I need help. I would like to restore the hard drive
completely or if not that at least get the data from it. I did have a
good bit of it backed up but some of the more recent information was
not, there are some crucial files I need to recover. The disk icon does
not appear on the desktop.
I have used both Norton and Disk First Aid to no avail so far. DFA
says the volume could not be mounted and it cannot fix the problem.
Norton (4.0.3) Disk Doctor works for a while and fixes a couple of
issues, then says it has encountered an unexpected problem and cannot
continue (error found: 23008). Unerase only found 41 files when I used
the custom search option "search entire disk for parts of the catalog
tree," otherwise it found nothing. When I used a text search it found
some files but they only appeared as "text file #1, #2," etc. These
files are jumbled and not very usable for me. The disk does not show up
on the list of disks when I try to use Volume Recover.
I am not very experienced in these things beyond trying the steps
mentioned above. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.