Can you help? I got this exact message on mi e Hp notebook
What should I do? Is t worth to have t repair by staples or best buy etc? Thanks regards Carl
It's not detecting the HDD... see if it's firmly inserted in.. next see if the BIOS detects the Hard Drive and see if changing the BIOS Hard Drive setting with S.M.A.R.T. disabled helps.
About it being worth taking to be repaired, it will probably cost you more than buying a new hard drive.. so if the problem persists, buy a new hard drive and that will solve it.. you can later insert the hard drive on a USB enclosure an hopefully it will be possible to recover your personal files.
Also I know nothing about MACs but this seems like a hardware issue, but if the problem persists, and if you have a bootdisk or the installation DVD, try to repair the startup.. sorry I can't help you on that, but if the problem started suddenly it's quite possible to repair it with a few simple adjustment in the BIOS or at most with a new hard drive.