|10-13-2013, 08:30 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2013
Challenging problem with Macbook enable to format internal hdd
So the situation is:
1. I am not an experienced computer girl user but I try...
2. Macbook with Leopard from 2010
3. The computer crashed and could not restart, so I installed it on a 320GB external drive while I try to reformat my internal Toshiba 500GB but Error POSIX cannot allocate memory.
4. Try to use for the first time the Terminal so I do the disk list, unmount force... Go back to Disk Utility and still the same problem. It looks now there's a problem unmounting/mounting the disk...
5. I try it externally with a firewire cable and it format it and I can install the OS externally. I install it again internally and still the same problem.
6. I try with another hdd I have (an external 1TB Seagate) to see if the problem is just the Toshiba, but still the same...
7. I take the Toshiba to a Windows and format it there (I read in some post it works for some ppl...) but it wont, still the same problem.
8. Today is my 5th day and I am desperate!!!!!!! Help please!
What can I do? Is it the SATA cable? it is me? is it the Universe????
|10-13-2013, 03:51 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Boulder, CO USA
If your computer runs fine from an external hard drive, that would indicate a hardware problem somewhere in your computer--perhaps the internal drive has failed, perhaps something else like the internal cable has failed.
If you removed the hard drive, and it wouldn't format in another computer, then it's not the cable or anything else in your computer, it's that hard drive. So the solution is to replace the internal hard drive with another one.
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