A bit of a vexing issue here.
I have a macbook pro 6,1, dual core 2.6 ghz, it was running 10.6.8 and bootcamp with windows 7.
The DVD drive is HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS23N SB07
I decided to flash the DVD drive with this firmware package:http://files.rpc1.org/index.php?act=view&id=5778
The internal SSD drive was encrypted with PGP whole disk encryption.
Anyway I booted into windows and downloaded that firmware package. It's an executible so I ran it. It reported that it detected my drive, recognized that it was already on an existing firmware called SB07, and offered to flash it. I flashed it, that worked fine. Everything was still working fine. Then I rebooted.
I got past the PGP password page, and the mac gave the icon (circle with line through it) that means there's no bootable volume found. When I tried to boot into windows, the PGP password entry page shows, it verifies my password correctly, and then says "missing operating system".
Now how flashing a DVD drive would nuke the startup volume, I don't know, but I cannot think of anything else I could have done that would cause this problem. Is the firmware update file a trojan or something? Doubt it, others would have noticed.
I decrypted the drive by booting from the PGP utility disk for this purpose (DVD drive works fine).
It still shows windows & mac volumes. Can't boot into either, same behavior as described above.
Disk utility reports that there are problems with each volume, but it cant repair them.
Booting from drivegenius 3 dvd, it doesn't even recognize any attached drives to work with. Disk utility got further than that.
Booting into target disk mode, I ran disk warrior on another mac and tried to access the volumes to try to repair at least the mac volume. It doesn't detect anything over firewire.
Im at a bit of a loss here. I was prepared for the DVD drive to get nuked, sure, but scarcely did I imagine my entire main bootup hard drive would be lost.
Any ideas? Thanks,