expensive but if these files are as important as you say, it would be worth it
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In a nutshell, my main HD is failing. I can still mount it when booting from the secondary HD, but accessing anything on it has met with no luck. There is some vital work files that I would like to retrieve. Has anyone experienced anything similar and have some advice? Know of a place where I can get my data retrieved if all else fails?
Here is some info from when I tried to run Disk Utility and Repair Disk:
Keys out of order
Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit (-9972).
Volume could not be repaired.
....and when using fsck in single user mode:
disk1s9: I/O error
Invalid Key length
**Volume check failed.