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Hard drive disappeared

968 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2006 6:23 AM by Majordadusma RSS
Andrew Onaka1 Calculating status...
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Oct 15, 2006 7:24 PM
My second internal hard drive has completely dissappeared from my G5. I turned on the computer and it was nowhere to be found. Did a search on my main drive and it couldn't be found. If someone could please help me I'd really appreciate it.

OSX 10.4.8
Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • Thomas Bryant Level 6 Level 6 (13,865 points)
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    Oct 15, 2006 7:30 PM (in response to Andrew Onaka1)
    Hello! Open disk utility in the utilities folder and see if it shows the drive so you can try and repair it. Tom
    G-4/Sawtooth/1.2ghz Sonnet/10.3.6/2gig ram, Mac OS X (10.3.6)
  • Thomas Bryant Level 6 Level 6 (13,865 points)
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    Oct 15, 2006 7:51 PM (in response to Andrew Onaka1)
    Hello! I'd buy a copy of Diskwarrior which can better repair the directory. It's a must have utility for OSX. It can do a lot or repairing that disk utility can't do. Tom


    http://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/index.html
    G-4/Sawtooth/1.2ghz Sonnet/10.3.6/2gig ram, Mac OS X (10.3.6)
  • arnie Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Oct 15, 2006 11:11 PM (in response to Andrew Onaka1)
    are you running Disk Utility when booted from the OS CD or when booted from the hard drive?

    if you are booted from the hard drive, it could be busy doing something and could show error message.
  • Majordadusma Level 6 Level 6 (9,425 points)
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    Oct 16, 2006 6:23 AM (in response to Andrew Onaka1)
    Hi, Andrew!

    You might read this relevant Apple Article. As Arnie inferred, attempt the verification or repair with Disk Utility while booted from the install disc. Alternately, for the startup volume, you may use fsck as shown in this Apple Document.

    Gary

    1GHz DP G4 Quicksilver 2002, 400MHz B&W rev.2 G3, Mac SE30   Mac OS X (10.4.5)   5G iPod, Epson 2200 & R300 & LW Select 360 Printers, Epson 3200 Scanner
    1GHz DP G4 Quicksilver 2002, 400MHz B&W rev.2 G3, Mac SE30, Mac OS X (10.4.5), 5G iPod, Epson 2200 & R300 & LW Select 360 Printers, Epson 3200 Scanner

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