Hey guys i am in real deep ****

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by farqueue, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    I have a 160gb Hitachi on my macbook
    20gb is to windows and the rest is on Macintosh HD

    Windows and Mac both crashed at the same time.
    So i had to load the CD.

    I've managed to get it in to 1 partition now. It is called "disk0s2" but it is not mounted.

    I've tried installing Mac OS X but installer does not recognise it.

    Tried erasing, repairing disk permissions etc.

    Please help
     
  2. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    Parallels??
     
  3. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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  4. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Complete drive failure. There's nothing you can do other than replace the drive, sorry :(
     
  5. TBi macrumors 68030

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    If he can see the drive then it isn't a total failure.
     
  6. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    I can see the drive. So i dont think its total failure.

    I dont know what i did and now i have disk4s2 as unmounted.

    Please help!!
     
  7. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    No, what i mean is that I cant boot into OS X or Windows via bootcamp
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    So if suddenly neither OS will boot off the drive, it's pretty much certain that the drive is b0rked.

    New drive I'm afriad.
     
  9. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I hope you've recently backed up. If not, do you have another mac so you can boot up in target disk mode? (if it works. it's always worth a shot. you can get data back that way)
     
  10. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Soo.. when you're booted from the installer DVD, and you run Disk Utility, you cannot select the drive and erase & reformat it?
     
  11. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Did you install the drive yourself? Is it possible it's just not properly seated in the computer?
     
  12. iGav macrumors G3

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    Indeed. DiskWarrior is second only to jesus in the resurrection stakes. ;)
     
  13. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Not sure what you mean by 'get it in to 1 partition now'

    Have you repartitioned your drive? You will lose all your data by doing so and nothing will be left to boot.

    If you have, check that you have the partition type as GUID, as otherwise it will not boot either.

    Disk Warrior is your best bet, if your install CD cannot repair the volume.
     
  14. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    try gparted (its a linux-based partition editor) and see if you can format or even mount your drive for formatting at all. use the liveCD or the liveUSB.

    good luck.
     
  15. zap2 macrumors 604

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    That or Target Disk mode are your best bets.

    Target Disk mode would be the root I went personally
     
  16. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    I dont have another mac.

    Nope i cannot.

    Nope, this was installed by apple technicians

    Im kinda noob. I only have a windows PC at the moment.
    Will this linux software work?

    Ok heres what i have to work with:
    1. Broken Macbook with 160gb Hard disk
    2. Windows Computer
    3. A 2.5 Sata enclosure
     

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