Hi, I hope someone can help me with this, I don’t know what to try anymore.
My Mac storage has constantly been ‘full’ for weeks – I kept deleting files and ended up having everything on external USB’s etc but there was this ‘other’ storage eating everything up. Last night I had to force my computer to shut down as it kept hanging itself up (probably due to no free space). From that point on all it would do when switching back on is show me a file symbol with a question mark on.
I went into recovery mode, and tried the following things.
Restore from time machine backup: nothing showing up
Reinstall OS X: no disk would show up to install OS X on.
Disk Utilities: would show ‘mackintosh hd’ with the option of ‘first aid’ and ‘partition’ (no erase etc)
Partition: nothing is clickable on there, which leaves me with first aid
Upon verifying disk, it says the following: couldn’t mount disk
Repair disk: partition map repair failed while adjusting structures to fit current whole disk size.
I’m at the end with my knowledge and research and don’t know what to do anymore. Just to note my MacBook Air is 4 years old and under no warranty.. is there anything I can still do or is the hard drive broken?