New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.4 - Help! Powerbook G4 cannot recognize hard drive on start up or software installation


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
threeofclubs
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I had a hard freeze this afternoon and my computer has not yet recovered. I got the flashing question mark on startup, tried all sorts of key combination pressing on start up, and finally put in the installation dvd for OS X. The problem is that the computer does not recognize my hard drive, neither on start up or when it asks to select a destination volume installing OS X software.

I need some help here fast. post here and or email me at adam.threeofclubs@gmail.com.

thanks,
adam
QUOTE Thanks
rman

 
rman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 24, 2002
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 12,591
rman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi

rman is offline
When you see the flashing question, that means you do not have a valid OS. Your system OS maybe corrupted or you had a hard disk crash.

Since you are not able to access your disk from the install media, it appears that you may have lost your system disk.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Putting Insalled Applications on my new Mac- PLEASE HELP!!! | Tiger and processor upgrade cards »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Hard drive for powerbook 180? virusys Apple Notebooks 0 01-22-2006 10:14 AM
Duplicating Part of Itunes Library on Powerbook from External Hard Drive. Ronan Armstrong iPod Hardware and Accessories 1 01-06-2006 08:42 PM
I think i killed my hard drive mig.gentry Apple Notebooks 0 06-14-2005 07:42 AM
Incredible Shrinking Hard Drive LittleBigGuy OS X - Operating System 5 04-14-2005 11:52 PM
Upgrading hard drive...Boot IDE or SCSI? lokerd Apple Desktops 5 10-19-2003 07:02 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?