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[Not Necessarily a] Great app
Authored by: m5comp on Oct 13, '04 04:45:35AM

How much time was I supposed to give it? I waited almost a half hour each time I tried to repair the hard drive. What was I supposed to do, let it sit there overnight? The hard drive had spun down, and DW seemed to be making absolutely no progress whatsoever. I did read a report on (I think) VersionTracker that DW could "choke" if overlapping files was the problem (that is the last error message I got from DW before the HD spun down).



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[Not Necessarily a] Great app
Authored by: kupietz on Oct 19, '04 02:13:57PM

So, we have this miracluous app the has saved countless hard drives when no other program could... and you're complaining that it doesn't do it in less than a half hour? :-)

> How long was I supposed to wait--a week?

You said you only gave it 20 minutes. C'mon, there's lengths of time between 20 minutes and 1 week.

I have certainly seen DiskWarrior take longer than that to fix smaller drives than you probably have. In the dark days of OS 9, I know I waited much longer than that for Norton to fix much smaller drives.

>What was I supposed to do, let it sit there overnight?

Yes, that sounds reasonable.

Face it: the problem was you were impatient. You wanted a miracle - which DW can do! - and you wanted it in under 30 minutes. For a diagnostic/repair program, you need to be prepared to wait hours if necessary. Overnight is long but not unreasonable, if your data is valuable to you and nothing else has worked. Several hours, at the very least.



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