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

    May 1, 2007
    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


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    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

    Aug 4, 2005
    Stories like these is why I'm going to be purchasing an external HD soon and start backing up...
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    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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