Hard disk damaged after turning off MacBook Pro

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

  1. clockman macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2010
    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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Couldn't you verify or repair the HDD in Disk Utility?
  3. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2009
    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

    Jul 13, 2010
    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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