What's wrong with my internal HD?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by LoganT, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    So here's the story,

    My computer had been acting up for the past week. So today I decided I was going to reinstall Mac OS X to get everything smoothed out. I inserted the Leopard disk and hit install Mac OS X, I then hit the only button I could, restart. Assuming it was going to restart the machine and start the process of installing Leopard. Instead of restarting everything got stuck for a while and after around 5 minutes of waiting I decided I was just going to force shutdown my iMac. So I turn my computer back on and proceed to go through the installation. When I got to the select which HD to install it on, the only thing that was there was my Time Machine HD. I go into disk utilities and there's an internal HD that just says "media" and the size of it was "0 bytes". So I shut down my computer and waited a few minutes and turned it on. Good news was my Hard Drive was showing up again. But the bad news was that when I started installing Mac OS X it failed and told me mac os x could not be installed. I went into disk utilities and clicked on verify disk and that failed, so I clicked on repair disk and that failed as well. Now it seems obvious that this would me it is a faulty drive. However is this really just a big coincidene that as soon as I try to install Mac OS X my problems happen? Also I looked this up and they said that this could happen if you force shutdown the computer, which I did. Is there anything I can do or do I have to drag this 24" monstrosity to the apple store?
  2. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    Over there....
  3. LoganT thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007

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