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    Unhappy Grey Folder Flashing ? - no Hardrive showing using Leopard Disc Utility and repair
    Hi ..I need some advice... I have an Apple Intel G5 quad processor and the latest version of leopard installed.
    My wife tried using Safari and the machine was making a noisy Fan noise and then froze. She powered off and powered back on but to no avail... Grey Folder with Flashing ? appears on start up.. So I tried to do a restart using the installation DVD and then Disc Utility and repair, but the Hard drive is not showing. So I tried a restart and doing a PRAM. then tried a restart again using the DVD but still no Hard drive to do a disc repair.
    Do any one have any suggestions?

    Much Appreciated

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    Se if you can get Apple Hardware Test to boot as it sounds like your drive has popped off.

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    Hi Harry
    can you explain .. Do you mean an Authorised Apple dealership to run a diagnostic and do you mean the Hardrive is a Right off?.. Is there any chance I can retrieve my entourage Database?

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    No you should have with the original disks a copy of Apple Hardware Test - perhpas under options or extras?

    Here is a link to error messages using AHT:-

    Mac Pro: Apple Hardware Test error messages

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