Powermac g5 dual 2.0 won't boot

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lilfordbmx, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. lilfordbmx macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2006
    Ok, so i'm doing some work in after effect and all of the sudden i get this error message stating something along the lines of "hard drive not recognized".. this is from itunes.

    then, as my project in ae is rendering i get a similar response.

    i then have to force quit itunes, final cut and after efects because they're not responding.

    i then try and put something from the desktop into the trash and i get this ticking noise coming from my hard drive and the circle of **** comes up and the whole computer isn't responding.. that stops and i go to restart.. the same tick re-occurs and im forced to hold down the power button to shut it down.

    i then boot the system back up and it comes to the grey apple screen and just sits there with the apple logo and the little spin thing underneath.

    IS this a bad hard drive?

    nothing like this has ever happened.

  2. trogdor! macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2006
    yep, i would say a bad hard drive. Try booting off some apple os discs or the original install discs and run disk utility. But that evil clicking noise is something i just saw last night to one of my backup drives and that drive is not completly toast.

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