help! hd unrecoverable?!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by matt9b, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. matt9b macrumors member

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    Yet more problems with the brand new mac pro.

    Running bootcamp. XP.

    Was doing some urgent work for a client and the thing suddenly turned itself off. I turned it on again thanks very much and it then told me "unable to access disk Projects f:"

    I rebooted into mac os x and got the message "disk unrepairable. You should back up your work immediately." This confused me as I hadn't told it to repair yet.

    I tried to repair it using disk util. No go.

    Then the HD vanished from sight. Panicking, I want my work back thanks I've been working all day on this and it contains everything I own, (I should add this is a brand spanking new Seagate 1TB bought only 2 weeks ago), I restarted the mac. Black screen.

    Nothing.

    Help!

    What do I do?

    I'm starting to feel like a regular on these forums. Hassle free apple my arse.
     
  2. Markov macrumors 6502

    Markov

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    So... let me get this straight. Your entire MacPro has been rendered useless now? It will not boot into Windows or Mac OS X?
     
  3. matt9b thread starter macrumors member

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    correct. the machine turns on but there is no start up chime. os x doesn't load. nothing.

    Sick and tired of the problems, I called up Apple. The first guy got pissed off with me and hung up. The 2nd woman was very helpful, and told me to press Ctrl+Cmd+R while turning on the mac. Then while holding down Ctrl+Cmd+R, also hold down P.

    So I did that. And now OS X loads up.

    OS X gave an error message "HD F: Corrupt. Please reformat."

    So I had to re-format the thing and lost all my data. Thank god I keep a weekly back up - still I lost a week's worth of work. This time I didn't risk formatting using OS X Journalled, I formatted in Windows using NTFS.

    I'm getting a bit tired and petrified of the mac breaking down on one way or another. I bought this piece of junk because I NEED a reliable machine. I've always had a PC and a MAC for different work needing different software, but this time I thought the Intel mac was perfect. Apparently not so if it can't run Windows without breaking down all the time. I'm a power user. I need a working mac for my business.

    I think I'm now going to have to buy a new PC as well. It'll break the bank but I don't see a choice with the way this thing is behaving.

    My business is reliant on this machine. If it breaks down at a critical time (e.g. with a client in), it can easily destroy my business I've built up over the past ten years. I can't afford for this to happen. If there's one thing that Apple have now proven, it's that I can't trust their computers. I need to get an additional PC for windows work. Then at least if the mac breaks down at a critical time, I have a hope of doing SOME critical work on the PC until I have time to repair the mac.
     

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