Sometimes while using Mac operating systems there are problems where the user is left completely helpless since the gravity of the problem is larger than what they can expect. A problem similar to this one is where the user is left completely helpless when their hard drive fails to respond. Now there are a few solutions for this problem and the user can get it fixed if geared with the right set of information to get the drive back on track.
Among the solutions that are present is the one where the user has to get the drive to go through a couple of process. The possible solutions to fix the problem are,
1. Boot from safe mode
2. Boot from alternative drive
3. Boot into single user mode
The first one requires you to start up your computer and get it to boot into safe mode. Safe mode is one of the special booting methods that is used to get the disk check performed so that the utility can scan the drives and fix any problems that are causing the computer to slow up. The second one relates to the fact of attaching a secondary drive and getting the other one turned to slave while you initiate the computer through the secondary drive.