One Lacie partition vanished

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Mike_S, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. Mike_S macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2005
    I have a Lacie external Firewire drive. It had two partitions and one of them has vanished. I've tried rebooting, disconecting etc, but each time I get a message telling me that it's an unrecognised disk, do I want to format it? I say no, and then the second partition appears on the desktop. I'm running 9.2.2 & 10.2.6 on a G4. If anyone has any suggestions - either what I can do or what software is likely to help me recover it (Norton doesn't) I'd really appreciate it.

    all the best, Mike
  2. simie macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2004
    You should check with Lacie's website and see if you have the latest firmware.

    Don't use Norton, it will destroy your hard drive.

    Here are a few suggestions

    Backup all the data first, off of the partition once it appears, before attempting any of these.

    You could try repairing permissions

    Try booting your Mac without the drive connected, then once the OS appears then connect the drive, in some cases this is known to fix problems.

    Using the disk utility you can select the drive or partition and either verify or repair it.

    Before switching off your computer, unmount the firewire drive, by dragging the partition icons on your desktop to the trash.

    You could also delete the preferences file and see if this fixes the problem.

    Don't forget that the PRAM stores details of the hard drives connected to your Mac, so resetting this may just resolve the problem.

    You could copy all of your files off the partition that is causing problems and then format the partition and then copy them all back.

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