I need a solution before I start shoving anti-depressants into a USB slot.
This happened once before. Normal sounds are heard (the fan whirring, the hard disk clicking, the display fwhvoomping...) but everything stops at the folder with a flashing ?/OS icon. When I boot from the CD, most everything is as expected, except that the hard disk is unmounted and it says that it is unmountable. I ran DFA on the hard disk several times (as DFA tends to prove necessary) and got this at the very end of the normal DFA spiel: "Problem: Invalid PEOF, 500119, 222". Then I went to drive setup and in all three columns a "0" was listed, whilst the CD had other numbers.
I have a backup, but not of late (it's about three months old) and would like to salvage as much as possible.
Do I have a chance or a brand new Bondi Blue paperweight?
BTW - Running OS8.6.