1 2 Previous Next 20 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 12:30 PM by Arranques Go to original post
  • 15. Re: Folder w/flashing gray question mark
    Arranques Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    <<  I also, tried the Firewire and it show no hard drive on the host computer. >>

     

    No, it didn't.  Even tried it two times, but nothing showed up.

  • 16. Re: Folder w/flashing gray question mark
    Arranques Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, just one more thing.  Has anyone heard of a program called, "SpinRite?" From what I read and see, it repairs the sectors that need repairing on the hard drive, but I'm not sure how I would go about it, because from what I understand it repairs and saves on a PC? That make sense? Thank you for any feedback, again.

  • 17. Re: Folder w/flashing gray question mark
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    SpinRite on Mac

    As Apple Macs use EFI instead of BIOS, Spinrite will not run on a Mac. However, it can be run in a virtual machine under OSX (and other operating systems) to scan a drive which is not the OS drive[17] This has been reported to work, but to be unusably slow[18]. Spinrite can operate on a Mac disk if it is removed and connected temporarily to a PC.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpinRite

  • 18. Re: Folder w/flashing gray question mark
    Arranques Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    BDAqua wrote:

     

    SpinRite on Mac

    As Apple Macs use EFI instead of BIOS, Spinrite will not run on a Mac. However, it can be run in a virtual machine under OSX (and other operating systems) to scan a drive which is not the OS drive[17] This has been reported to work, but to be unusably slow[18]. Spinrite can operate on a Mac disk if it is removed and connected temporarily to a PC.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpinRite

    Ok, thanks for the info......BTW, the link above is exactly were I found that info.  Have a great evening!

  • 19. Re: Folder w/flashing gray question mark
    Mome-Raths-Outgrabe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Whenever this happens, try taking out the battery and then putting it back in. It might be as simpe as that. It's always worked for me when I get the blinking folder of terror.

  • 20. Re: Folder w/flashing gray question mark
    Arranques Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mome-Raths-Outgrabe wrote:

     

    Whenever this happens, try taking out the battery and then putting it back in. It might be as simpe as that. It's always worked for me when I get the blinking folder of terror.

    The computer I'm having issues with is a iMac desktop, not a laptop.  Beside the fact that I don't even know where the battery is located in an iMac,  I wouldn't want to tamper with taking it apart just to try taking the battery out and putting it back in.  Thanx for your suggestion anyway.

1 2 Previous Next