Mac book pro just crashed.... flashing ? when attempting to start up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mwmps, May 1, 2007.

  1. mwmps macrumors newbie

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    Well the nightmare struck.... i was working on my mac and it froze up. I used cntrl apple power to restart and then was confronted with the flashing folder with a ? icon.

    I have inserted the CD that came with the computer and have used the disk utility to try to verify and repair the HD however, I get a invalid volume header message in red.

    I was going to try the archive and install option however when I get to the select a destination section of the reinstall and no optionas appear for me to choose.

    Of course I have not backed up in a while.... all help would be greatly appreciated from seeing if I can recover data to getting it back up and running

    Thanks in advance for any help!!
     
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    Sounds like your HD has died out or has a funky formatting problem. I'd look into Disk Warrior or hook it up to another mac via target disk.
     
  3. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

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    Stories like these is why I'm going to be purchasing an external HD soon and start backing up...
     
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

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    bye bye hard drive.


    You might be able to fix the issue in disk utilities. You'll have to run it from the OS X disc.


    just insert the dvd and hold "c" when booting.
     

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