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hard drive doesn't show up
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Sep 3, 2001, 04:55 PM
 
I have a Performa 6360 and when I turn it on it gets a blinking question mark. It has OS 9.1 installed on it. It was working fine until I moved it. Now when I start it up with the OS 9 CD it doesn't see the hard drive at all. Norton can't find it or Disk Doctor or DriveSetup.

Is my hard drive bad or did a wire come loose inside the machine or what?
     
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Sep 3, 2001, 05:36 PM
 
Could be. Have you opened it up and reset the cables etc? Zap PRAM have any effect? Do NOT use Norton if it is earlier than 6.02. Even then I wouldn't let it try to fix any major repair problems. Instead, I'd get a copy of Disk Warrior ready. You also want to make sure to use Startup Disk 9.2.1 or later.

Where's your backup? do you have access to a SCSI disk drive?
     
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Sep 3, 2001, 06:30 PM
 
Nope, no SCSI drive. All I have attached to the computer is a printer, keyboard and mouse. And of course my ethernet connection. Good thinking on the PRAM though...I'll trying zapping that and see what happens.
     
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Sep 3, 2001, 06:40 PM
 
I tried zapping the PRAM. No luck. Any other ideas? I remember of seeing this occur on somebody elses computer before but I think it magically fixed itself. Too bad that can't happen again.
     
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Sep 3, 2001, 09:14 PM
 
Something's wiggled loose in the transfer if it worked perfect before you moved it....
     
   
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