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
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

start up disk problem


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
meili

 
Member Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posts: 7
meili is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Aluminum 2.0ghz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD + 1TB External HD

meili is offline
i'm so tired of pushing option key.. i never saw Macintosh HD on the startup disk options.. anyone resolved this? waaaaaaaa... any ideas?

i have 2 partitions, windows and mac...
Attached Images
File Type: png Picture 2.png (36.0 KB, 11 views)
QUOTE Thanks
Neo

 
Neo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 14, 2007
Posts: 557
Neo is a jewel in the roughNeo is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: white MB 2.16GHz 3GB 320GB 10.6.1

Neo is offline
uh oh. You are exhibiting symptoms of diskbrick-itis. Mac can't find your startup disk. Time for a new hard drive. Hopefully you have a Time Machine backup.
QUOTE Thanks
harryb2448

 
harryb2448's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Location: Nambucca Heads Australia
Posts: 18,319
harryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.1

harryb2448 is offline
Take it you are using Leopard or Tiger as your post does not say and it does help.

Pop in the install; DVD and reboot, holding down 'C". If all goes well, go to utilities and Disk Utility and run Repair Disk and see what is reported. Keep us posted?
QUOTE Thanks
meili

 
Member Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posts: 7
meili is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Aluminum 2.0ghz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD + 1TB External HD

meili is offline
Yes I am using Leopard. Okay I'll try it. Thanks!

Uhm. I have a question, If I do this..
Disk Utility> Fujitsu> Partition tab> Volume Scheme - 1 partition > Apply

will this erase everything and will turn my mac to like a brand new mac? lol. coz I can't use bootcamp, it says i have to format the volume or somethin.. what do you think? or there's another way?
QUOTE Thanks
harryb2448

 
harryb2448's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Location: Nambucca Heads Australia
Posts: 18,319
harryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.1

harryb2448 is offline
When you boot holding down 'C', go into Disk Utility and run Repair Disk Let's see what that has to say first up before you go partitioning and wiping everything. Maybe the drive has failed, maybe it has not.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Videos, Youtube and Mac | Strange problem browsing web »
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
disk utility wont start d_elaschuk OS X - Operating System 5 07-08-2009 12:45 AM
New hard drive, disk utility problem Apollo Apple Notebooks 6 05-20-2009 04:08 PM
Disk Utility Problem mgriffin OS X - Operating System 1 02-02-2009 09:55 AM
G5 Won't start - power problem? dazsnow Apple Desktops 2 09-17-2008 12:06 PM
disk utility & ext.HD problem Lutonian OS X - Operating System 5 12-10-2004 04:47 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:53 AM.

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?