Bricked Macbook!

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by igolding, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. igolding

    igolding

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    Installed the software and windows XP SP2. Was running XP fine for a while with no problems, but the computer crashed and I was forced to reset the machine. I turned it on and got the folder+question mark of death. "No problem, I'll just reinstall the OS or repair the hard disk." WRONG! The hard disk is gone. The computer can't recognize it at all, won't allow me to install from the DVD, can't target disk mode it, nothing. Simply gone. I'll be taking it to the Apple store tomorrow to see what else can be done...

    Always back things up when trying out new software!
     
  2. macgebruiker

    macgebruiker

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    Have you tried booting from the DVD and then reformatting the HD first? Or else booting from the Hardware Test CD?
     
  3. igolding

    igolding

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    I have, and to no avail. It won't even recognize that there IS a hard drive. Even when booting from the OSX install disk, system profiler shows no hard drive at all.
     
  4. macgebruiker

    macgebruiker

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    Have had similar problem. One minute there was a HD, next minute gone and forever. Replaced the HD with a new one and then never had any problem anymore.
     
  5. bobics

    bobics

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    Sounds like your HD crashed.
     
  6. nulldev

    nulldev

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    This problem has nothing to do with Parallels.
     

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