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My system/boot HD is damaged... I can not start my Mac os from it. I did some Utilities checks and The partition with System/boot (disk1s2) is unrepairable (it is grey)!. I instal MAC OS X 10.4 on the other partition (disk1s3) but My Mac does not start from this partition. what i need to do else!? How van i erase disk1s2?. Or WHAT I NEED TO DO to save this 1 TB Hard Drive!?

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For help tell us about your Mac.

For help tell us if you have the system install DVD or the operating system DVD.

So little information.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Mac PRO.... HD is is w/ two partitions ... firts one is not repairable... I have MAC OS Instal Disk1 and 2. I used Diskutility to repair but w/o any success. Disk can not be repaired . I tryed to instal MAC OS on the second partition, everyting went nice but after restarting, again NOTNING... Grey screen w/:

panic (cpu 0 caller 0x003AB787): Unable to find driver for this platform: "ACPI"

Debugger called: <panic>
Backtrace, Format-Frame; Return Address (4 potential args on stack)

0x47f43df8
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Kernel Version:
Darwin Kernel Version 8.10.2: Web Jun 20 .......

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Ehen I try VD Permissions I got this message:

Disk Utility internal error. D U has lost its connection with the Disk Management Tool and can not continue.

I stop and relunch... twice... the same!
What is Wrong?

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Disk Utility did not repair thus you have a dead hard drive. Time for a new one. As a last resort, you have an OS on a second partition, try booting and holding down the Option key in order to see if you can access this partition. If this works, go to System preferences > Startup Disk and select that partition by clicking on it.

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Disk Utility did not repair thus you have a dead hard drive. Time for a new one. As a last resort, you have an OS on a second partition, try booting and holding down the Option key in order to see if you can access this partition. If this works, go to System preferences > Startup Disk and select that partition by clicking on it.
I did that and after restarting I got the same Grey screen w/ ? mark. I did Disk Utility check and there is no more HD info (like before w two partitions)... only my DVD w/ OS Instalation disk!... Deffinetly dead HD, correct?!....

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Thanks a lot for all Help,
I order a new HD! !
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