I was recently using my iMac when it froze up, out of the blue. The system was not responsive and without giving it a second thought, I had to force shut it down by pressing and holding the power key. Much to my surprise, when I turned it back on, there was a blinking Finder Folder icon with a question mark on it. I’ve researched as much as I could on it, and decided to plug in the restore CD. My only problem is that the internal Mac HD volume is not showing up at all. So when I boot with the restore disc, the main HD does not show up in disk utility, or in the window that says “Select the disk where you want to install Mac OS X”. What do I do? How am I supposed to get the system to recognize the internal HD?
— Bruno Hallais