I owned my iMac for a couple years and the Hard Drive finally gave out. It messed up and now I can't get past this boot up screen I inserted snow leopard and tried reinstalling the OSX, but it needed me to reformat the hard drive causing me to lose all the files I have on it. So I'm trying to back it up. I took my girlfriends (working) Macbook and hooked it up to the iMac through firewire Then turned my iMac on and held down the "T" button on the keyboard til this came on. Which means it's acting like an external hard drive. It was working fine. I had transferred over a couple files and I got cocky. I bravely started putting huge files, so I can let it sit and transfer all the data. . . but my girlfriends computer(the Macbook) couldn't handle it. It wouldn't stop the little colorful swirl. And so I restarted the Macbook. Upon start up the iMac's HD no longer showed up on the desktop just the external HD i was backing up the files to(Famalam). Does anyone know what I can do to get it to show back up? I typed in terminal cd/ Volumes then ls and it showed that it's there. It's the highlighted part in the above picture I renamed the iMac's HD to "Kill Harddrive" in tribute to the movie Kill Bill lol but anyway you see that it shows up as if it's there. . . but I can't access it. Solutions???