|May 7, 2013, 07:33 PM||#1|
Air doesn't recognize internal hard drive
Hi. My 1st gen Air internal HD failed with bad sectors in the OS area. I removed it, set it up as a USB drive and reformatted it (presumably locking out the bad sectors) and reinstalled OS X Mountain Lion. I then reconnected the drive cable and reinstalled the drive.
Unfortunately, the drive doesn't show up. When I start the computer while holding down the Option key, I get the screen that allows you to connect to a network, but the hard drive doesn't appear.
I also created a USB boot disk using a 16gb thumb drive. When I start the computer while holding down the Option key, this drive does show up, but when I select it the Air doesn't boot. I was able to boot my iMac with both of these USB drives, so I know they are good.
I'm stuck. I can find no reason for this. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
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