can't see Hardrive on laptop (bummed)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nascardude, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. nascardude macrumors newbie

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    I have a Macpro laptop 15" running Tiger 10.4.1

    I have a complete backup of my laptop on an external hardrive that I made 6 months ago, the problem is that I can't see my hardrive at all on my laptop. How do I get my good backup onto my laptop?

    I also tried using the install disks that came with the laptop, but still can't see my hardrive on my laptop. Using the disk utility all it does is sits and spins saying (gathering disk information) let it run for about an hour or so but I'm thinking it's not doing anything.

    Any help or tips would be much appreciated!

    Thanks, nascardude
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    This might help. My iMac was doing the same, not recognizing a Firewire 800 drive, and doing this procedure, helped seeing that drive again.
     
  3. nascardude thread starter macrumors newbie

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