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I'm not sure this applies to you, but had a drive die in my MacBook Pro over the summer. In retrospect I think it had been going bad for a while. It was not obvious, but it was getting slow and quirky. Very quickly it progressed to the point where I could not access any of my files. So, in an effort to "repair" the disk, I ran software called Disk Warrior (or something to that effect). The drive later started clicking (bad sign). I called a disk recovery service and was told that the recovery software put too much strain on the disk and the heads locked up. If a drive is failing, and you cannot access your data, stop using it immediately. Do not try to repair it with software. It is very easy for a professional service to recover your data at this point, and its not too expensive...like $99. In my case, running the disk repair utility was the straw that broke the camel's back. Now the recover process is more likely between $500 and $1,000, because they have to take the drive apart. The pros also recommended using solid state drives for backup, which is my next step.