|May 30, 2012, 04:43 PM||#1|
Have I killed my hard disk?
After my success using FWB hard disk toolkit to partition and format the flash drive, I thought I'd use it to repartition the hd in my Quadra 650. The drive is a 4 gb IBM, which was formatted as a single partition, which led to huge file system overhead.
This turned out to be a disaster ...
Everything appeared OK. I made the partitions, and copied a system folder onto one of them but now when I boot the machine with the hd connected, I get a sad Mac. If I disconnect the hd, I can still boot from the flash drive.
Setting the startup disk to the flash drive has no effect. I have to disconnect the hd to be able to boot.
Is there any way around this? Can I somehow bypass the hard drive and reformat it again?
I suppose there is a remote possibility that the drive may have died as a result of the pummeling the toolkit gave it, but I doubt it.
I really should learn that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Last edited by daniel-b; May 30, 2012 at 04:56 PM.
|May 30, 2012, 04:53 PM||#2|
I have no answer but I can't help but notice that you have the worst luck with
computers seeming like they're doing fine and then blowing up in your face
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|May 30, 2012, 05:01 PM||#3|
Anyway, because I'm just playing with these old crocks, I do things I wouldn't risk if they were used for work, or had important data on them.
|May 30, 2012, 11:24 PM||#5|
Of course I do.
Since I'm doing quite a few things at once, you got the impression that I have a lot of failures. This is not really the case. I've never actually bricked anything (before now).
In this case, I don't really know where the problem is - as far as I can see (I still need to check this) I can't even boot from a diskette when the drive is connected.
Last edited by daniel-b; May 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM.
|May 31, 2012, 11:34 AM||#6|
I can confirm that the computer won't boot AT ALL when the hard drive is connected. Not even from a diskette.
When the hard drive is disconnected it will boot from the diskette or from the flash drive.
I think the drive hardware has failed.
Anyone have another explanation?
|May 31, 2012, 05:29 PM||#7|
I have a few queries before going further;
How did you boot up the Quadra to re-partition the 4GB drive?
What version of HDT are you using?
Is the Quantum drive an Apple badged version ?
When does the Mac 'bomb'. Immediately, or after the Happy Mac face?
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