firewire harddrive not rresponding

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacH4X0r, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. MacH4X0r macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2003
    I accidentally unplugged my harddrive yesterday and got the improper device removal error, now when I plug it in I can't display it and disk utility wont let me repair it. What can I do?
  2. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    Does it make any noises when you plug it in (click-click-click of death?), does it spin up?

    So drive utility recognises it, but wont mount it or repair it?

    Is it under warranty?
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    You can try DiskWarrior or Tech Tool Pro to repair it, and hope for the best.

    IMO, usually when this happens you're screwed and end up having to completely reformat the drive.
  4. Yebot macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2004
    When I lost all my data on a Firewire drive, Data Rescue X was the only product that allowed me to recover my files.

    TechTool meh
    DiskWarrior no
    Norton what?

    I was forced to reformat the drive and put it in a new enclosure, but at least I got all my files back.

    Anyone who uses an external firewire drive should make absolutely certain that they are not susceptible to this problem:

    Data Rescue X from ProSoft

    ^ A lovely product. w00t!

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