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AaronE
Apr 9, 2009, 10:17 PM
I was zeroing out the data on my 12" PowerBook before I installed Leopard and it failed. Now my hard drive isn't showing up. What should I do?



synth3tik
Apr 9, 2009, 10:19 PM
Load from the CD and go into disk utility, you will have to reformat/zero out.

AaronE
Apr 9, 2009, 10:23 PM
Yea it failed in Disk Utility on the Leopard disc.

clyde2801
Apr 10, 2009, 10:04 AM
Take it to an apple store and have them run a diagnostic. Or, get a newer faster hard drive and install it yourself or pay an authorized 3rd party repair shop to do it for you.

The hard drive was at least four or five years old, right?

alphaod
Apr 10, 2009, 11:04 AM
It's possible the HDD has gone bad. Can you hear/feel it spinning or clicking?