Hello everyone,<br><br>I am having a problem with one of my ata hard drives. It is a seagate I bought about five months ago. I keep getting a dialog box stating "the disk mac 9/x ( I have os 9.2.1 and 10.1 on it ) appears to be damaged. Use a disk repair utility to repair the disk." I ran Tech Tool Pro 3.05 and Disk Warrior. Tech Tool didn't find anything wrong. Disk Warrior froze while it was rebuilding the drive. It froze twice at the 9 of 11 stage. It was in the process of comparing files. I booted up from both utilities CDs. I also ran the Apple utility and it said, It could not repair the disk and the results showed these comments, " Checking disk "mac 9/x", Checking the mac os standard volume structure, Checking wrapper system file, Checking mac os extended volume structure, Checking for locked volume name, Checking extent BTree, Checking extent file, Checking catalog BTree, Problem: Invalid Key Length, 4, 22 Test done. Problems were found, but disk first aid cannot repair them." Does anyone know what the invalid key length, 4, 22 is and how to repair it? <br><br>Funny thing is when I am in the other hard drive I can click on the "damaged" one on the desktop and open it and go into individual files like an appleworks word file etc but it cannot find some programs like Outlook Express. I cannot boot into it by switching Start Up disks. I get the folder with the blinking question mark when trying to start up in the second drive. <br><br> I have also tried to replace the system folder, but the drive is still not recognized when I change to start up disks and restart. Any ideas or is the drive definitely defective ? This drive is set to slave or drive one. The other drive is set to drive zero. <br><br>Thanks, Willowtree<br><br>
wt,<br><br>I'd recommend trying to back up the data from that extra drive, and then using apple's disk drive utility to do a low-level refomat, erasing all of the data and starting over...<br><br>It may sound drastic, but it sounds like you might have a faulty drive and that's the only thing that'll let you know if that's what you have...<br><br>reformat the drive, and if it gives you problems again, send it back for an exchange or refund.<br><br>John<br><br>
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