I had the recovery drive there about 2-3 months ago the last time I did some routine maintenance. Fast forward to today, and it is gone. Has vanished. I haven't restored, wiped, or done anything significant with the system in months besides install routine updates. Yes, I have tried looking under disk utility to see if the drive is there. It isn't It doesn't appear under the list of bootable drives when hitting option at startup. It isn't in the list of startup disks. It doesn't appear when I hit command-R at startup. What is going on? Anybody have insight? I'm considering just dropping back down to 10.6, which was infinitely more reliable...and less of a system hog, too.