Help! No Destination volume available on my Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jessecam, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. jessecam macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Recently, my macbook shut down and now when I try to boot it back up I get a blank grey screen. I booted from disk to archive/install but when I get to the "Select destination volume" step there is no disk to choose from. This is the same when i go into disk utility, the only option I have is the install CD. Does anyone know how I can fix this? Is all the information on my hard drive lost?

    Thanks,
    Jesse
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    #2
    More than likely your hard drive is failing or has failed - if you don't have a backup then I am afraid that you will have lost your files....

    It is a 5 minute job to replace the hard drive on your MacBook with a new one.
     
  3. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

    jonbravo77

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    Can you hear any clicking from the palm rest area when it is sitting on the grey screen? If so, that means HD failure. You will have to get a new HD. Try to get an external case for your old HD and if someone has DiskWarrior you can try to restore some info, or you can buy DW for $99. It may not work, but it's a try.

    If there is clicking on the HD it is safe to assume that nothing will get the info back.

    Sorry.. :(

    Edit: I should have said in the first paragraph that if you don't hear any clicking then go get DiskWarrior.
     

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