Any way to fix a drive that cannot be seen in disk utility?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mrprice33, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. mrprice33 macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2008
    I was working in windows using mac drive last night and i opened a dmg which I found out later was corrupted. It didn't open in windows, and windows hung to the point that I had to do a hard restart. Once everything booted back up (it took forever, btw), I found that one of my HFS drives (not the one I was working on at the time, oddly enough) had disappeared from both windows and osx. I cannot see the actual drive in device manager or disk utility, and things like diskwarrior and data recovery 2 don't see it either. I know it sounds like the hard drive failed, but is it possible that a software crash could cause the physical drive to completely fail?
  2. Tesselator macrumors 601


    Jan 9, 2008
    Yes, it's possible. Probably very unlikely but possible. Did you check the cabling? Do you have another machine you can test it on?
  3. mrprice33 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2008
    unfortunately I don't have another system right now, and i'm on a mac pro, so there's no cables. i've tried it in some of the other hdd slots to no avail. i'm trying to freeze it now and see what happens.

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