Hard disk damaged after turning off MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by clockman, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. clockman macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I have an external hard drive attached to my MacBook Pro. Today my MacBoor Pro freezed and I had to turn it off pressing and holding the power button. After turning it on the external hard drive didn't appear in desktop. I checked the disk utility that comes with mac and it shows the HD but I can't mount it.

    I've tried the HD in a windows OS and it says it can't recognize it. It seems to be damaged :(

    Is there any way to recover my hard drive?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Couldn't you verify or repair the HDD in Disk Utility?
     
  3. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

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    Windows didn't see it probably because it can't see HFS+ formatted drives/partitions. Load up the OS X CD when booting up and repair permissions and repair the disk too.
     
  4. clockman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I forgot to tell the HDD is in FAT32 format, so it should work on windows.

    I can't repair it with the disk utility (it would erase all the disk).
     

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