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Mac Pro - "EFI Boot" - What is it? HELP :(


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Ok so first let me tell you my setup. I have 2 HDDs. The 1st one has OSX Leopard, and Windows XP on it. The 2nd one has OSX Snow Leopard on it, and is the main hard drive that I boot on for daily use.

Alright, so today I was on my regular "Macintosh HD2" HDD in Snow Leopard. My internet connection stopped working, so I decided to try a restart because my apartments internet is retarded like that. So when I restarted, the loading screen looked normal with the exception of a loading bar that came up. This loading bar never loaded completely, and just disappeared. After that, it just stayed on the loading screen forever, and never booted up.

I manually rebooted, and held down the option key to select which HDD I wanted to start in. For some odd reason, instead of it being named "Macintosh HD2," it was now named "EFI Boot." I am unsure why, and what this means. However, I tried to do a disk utility repair with my install DVD, and it failed the repair.

Now, when I start into my "Macintosh HD1," the second hard drive is not even visible in Finder.

Did my HD poop out on me? Does anyone have a solution. Please
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See if any of these suggestions pertain to your situation Volume suddenly named 'EFI boot' and can't boot OS X - Mac Forums and Suddenly my Mac volume is named "EFI Boot" and I cant get it to boot - Mac Forums. There's another thread on macrumors that discusses a damaged logic board, so I hope that isn't the problem.

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Thanks. I'm checking those out now to see if anything would help.
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