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OS 10.4 - Hard drive not showing up in disk utility


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My Mac has been acting up lately. It won't come back from sleep mode and it won't boot half the time. When it doesn't boot properly, it shows a file folder with a question mark on the screen. I put in the Install Disk and and opened the Disk Utility. When this window opens, it lists the following on the left:

4.7 GB MAT****ADVD
Mac OSX Install Disk
WDC ROM MODEL HAWK

I need it to show the hard drive so I can click repair, correct? Somebody help me out here, I'm new to Macs, and I've done extensive searching.
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What is the "WDC ROM MODEL HAWK"? Isn't that your hard drive? Did you try highlighting that entry and run verify?

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Unfortunately, the verify button is not lit up or able to be selected. Its as if there is no hard drive found.
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That indicates the drive is probably defective - either won't spin up or the electronics are toast. You may need a new hard drive.

Is this for an iMac or MacBook machine? If it's for a MacBook, replacing the hard drive is rather easy. Not so for a MacBook Pro and even more difficult for an iMac. Fortunately, hard drives are not an expensive item to replace if you can do it yourself.

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Try booting from your Tiger install DVD , and if any joy go to Utilities and run Disk Repair there and see what is reported. You cannot repair a drive you are booted from.
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you can also run a hardware test by pressing D right at startup ... but Disk utility from the install DVD is a wiser choice
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