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

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    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

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    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

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    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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