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I have an iMac G5 from 2005. I have been having weird startup issues and crashes. I spent several days lasat week rebuilding everything and getting my backup together again. Last night my computer did not come back from going to sleep. I ran disk utility, and my volume is greyed out. I got this report

Repairing disk for “*** Computer”
Checking HFS Plus volume.
Checking Extents Overflow file.
Checking Catalog file.
Invalid key length
Volume check failed.

Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit (-9972)

Repair attempted on 1 volume
0 HFS volumes repaired
1 volume could not be repaired


then I ran techtool and got this:


techtool report:
Surface Scan
Failed (Error = -4)
The Surface Scan test will scan the disk for bad blocks. TechTool Deluxe can map out the offending blocks so that they are not used in the future.

Media defects cause this test to fail. You should consider backing up the device, reformatting the media, replacing the data, and then testing again.


Is there any way to mount the drive? I'd like to try to drag some files out before I buy a new hard drive.

thanks,
pcwa
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