mac os disk appeared?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by frankm007, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. frankm007 macrumors regular

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    I activated Mac OS's "guest" account last nite and was using it successfully. Today, I began having problems opening a disk image and running a Netflix movie. Then, I get a "not enough disk space" error. I restarted my imac and the blinking "?" appeared. I tried using disk utility from the leopard instal dvd and the internal drive isnt appearing!? Suggestions?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    There was a bug with Snow leopard that wiped mass deleted files, but I think that was limited to only the non-guest user account and not the OS and it has since been patched.

    A blinking question mark means the computer is unable to find OSX on your hard drive, so either a hardware failure impacted your system, or some how the OS got corrupted.
     
  3. frankm007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    UPDATE:

    I restarted again using Leopard's install DVD and it found the harddrive. I did a disk repair on it and it said it was "ok." I also repaired disk permissions and it did. When I selected the drive under "Start Up" it gave me a message that it was missing some sort of "boot" item?

    I decided to install a new copy of Leopard but the installation failed! :(

    I'm trying re-install Leopard again but no drive appears.... it just crashed.
     

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