Hey, guys. <br><br>I ran into a problem this morning that I've never ran into before and I wasn't sure where to write it but I thought this is best. <br><br>Here it goes...<br>Last night I had a power surge and when I restarted my computer, my external hard drive did not mount on my desktop. I than proceeded with restarting my computer, I relinked all my connections and I cant seem to get it fixed. I have a lot of material on my external drive that I dont have backed up (I know, a stupid move) anyways, I dont want to lose that information. Also, when I open up disk utility, the icon for my external drive is there and the partition I made for my external drive shows up also but the title of my partition for my external hard drive is not in bolded font. I tried to click the button to mount my external drive cause the specs tell me that it is not mounted but when I press the mount button, it does nothing. I than tried clicking the unmount button and than restart my computer and still nothing. <br><br>What problem am I facing and how can it be fixed? <br><br>Thanks. <br><br>
Try rebooting in single user mode. Start up the computer holding down the Command and S key until you see text scrolling on the screen. When it's done type fsck -fy. After that is done going through its process type reboot.<br><br>[color:purple] st911.org</font color=purple>
I tried what you suggested and the text scrolling seems to never end, how long does or should it take? This is what keeps showing...<br>USBF : Apple USBOHCI[0x24ca000]: : MakeDevice error setting address. err = 0xe00002ed device=0x2588d00 - releasing device<br><br>After I type fsck -fy<br>this is what is shown....<br>incorrect size for file temp2527563<br>(it should be 0 instead of 26069<br><br>
It appears to have issues with the low-level format. You may be lucky to be able to reformat it. Saving the data on it will prove more difficult. Diskwarrior is the only thing I know of that may be able to recover it. But, my guess would be less than a 50% chance it would be able to. <br><br>[color:purple] st911.org</font color=purple>
Once upon a time I had an issue like this (I don't really know what caused it). In my case Diskwarrior couldn't even recognize the disk.<br><br>At the time, again, several years ago, I had Tech Tool Pro. Running that thing I was able to get it to mount externally, but it still wasn't usable for read/write. But now I could run Diskwarrior and I was then able to at least recover the data to another drive. After that I reformatted it with Disk Utility, and the drive didn't give me any other trouble again.<br><br>
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