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massive HD Failure?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Dagless, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. macrumors Core


    ERM... HELP!!!

    ive got an Icy Box external HD with a 60gb drive inside, this HD is my back up one which contains EVERY single backup i have made for the last 3 years.

    i plugged it into my PC to copy some files across from my PB; fine.

    24 hours later i unplug it from the PC and take it to the PB. only nothing shows up? the name is there (James60) but no files. and its saying theres 20gb free still.

    so i go on Disc Utility> verify disk. it says a lot of "cluster lost, and then a lot of no's, repeat. nothing is happening. but it still recognizes the file format? at this point im stumped.

    i take it back down to the PC and ALL i can see on the drive is ".trashes" and ".ds_store". but this time with no name on the drive, but still with 20gb free.

    im a little worried now... and im panicking... erm... help?! what should i do now?
  2. macrumors Core


    after attempting a Defrag using XP, its saying that there are some strange folders on there called "found.000"
  3. macrumors 68030


    i got a "similar" problem.

    my external hard drive is running, but it cannot be mounted or recognized.

    i, too, am getting worried.

    x.3.8 :(
  4. macrumors 6502a


    it could be a FW problem, have you checked this thread out, http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=110045

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