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My girlfriends mac went down few months ago , ive tryied to rebuild the harddisk with diskwarrior 4 but when I try to rebuild it it says
'' The directory of the disk '' ... '' cannot be rebuilt - The disk is still in use. Quit all other applications or restart from the diskwarrior disc and then try rebuilding again. If you report this error please mention the error code ( 2153, 4903 )

I cant enter my mac it stops at Flashing Question Mark with Folder without the diskwarror

Anyone know whats wrong and what can be done ?
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Hello
My girlfriends mac went down few months ago , ive tryied to rebuild the harddisk with diskwarrior 4 but when I try to rebuild it it says
'' The directory of the disk '' ... '' cannot be rebuilt - The disk is still in use. Quit all other applications or restart from the diskwarrior disc and then try rebuilding again. If you report this error please mention the error code ( 2153, 4903 )

I cant enter my mac it stops at Flashing Question Mark with Folder without the diskwarror

Anyone know whats wrong and what can be done ?
It seems that the Hard Drive is bad and will have to be replaced.

Did you try booting from the OS disk and using Disk Utility to reformat and then reinstall the OS?

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Hello and thanks for the answer.
Yes I did try to boot from the OS disk , the drive is red ? Does that mean that the drive is broken ? And what kinda drives can i replace it with ?
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That question can't be answered without telling us what Mac she has.

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Ah sorry , She has a macbook , not the pro but just the normal. Its a bit old since the OS she got is tiger.
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