External Drive will no longer mount onto Macbook. solutions?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WillMak, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys I have been using an external drive that will no longer mount onto my macbook. I have some files that I would like to recover on it, is there anyway to repair this? When I try to repair it using the disk doctor it will say somesort of error has occured and stop the repair.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Go to spotlight and search for Disk Utility and open it. Then select the external hard drive and go to repair disk. See if that works and gets the drive to mount.
     
  3. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oops I typed disk doctor instead of disc utility in my OP. but yea it says an error has occured when I click on repair. :( :( :( :(
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Have you tried booting from the OS X install disk and using that disk utility?
     
  5. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nope not yet. but when I tried to repair it, it said something about "b-trees" or something like it.
     

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