WTF! my startup HD is gone!!! Help please

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  1. djrod macrumors 65816

    djrod

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    My Mac's dock crashed and I had to power off and on with the back button, but now mi snow leopard HD is gone, I can only boot from bootcamp, if I insert the SL install DVD the SL HD is there, but I can not do anything, nor check or repair it! How can I fix this???
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried this article? Specifically the part about repairing the disk with fsck.
     
  3. djrod thread starter macrumors 65816

    djrod

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    Thx but it doesn't work, disk utility says the disk has no format :confused:, and the only thing it can do is to create new partitions :(
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    That doesn't sound good, the disk might be done for ... do you have a backup of the important stuff?
     
  5. djrod thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Restoring form time machine...the HD that is missing is a brand new SSD, applications on SSD, User on the HD, i was wondering how would be restoring from time machine in a configuration like this but I was expecting to never have to do it, but here I am, testing it by myself :mad:
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Let us know how it goes ...
     
  7. djrod thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Everything is up and running again.

    Time machine is the best Mac feature ever!

    By the way I think my Mac went bad because of bootcamp, windows7 hanged up a lot of times and since then my Mac seemed to be weird, I thought it was my imagination but...
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Living proof that having a backup is very important.
     

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