Cannot Erase and Reformat Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dylanbrown, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. dylanbrown macrumors 6502

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    I recently tried to install a back-up copy of Leopard onto a USB hard drive, as a precautionary measure if my drive ever did die. I had partitioned my drive into 3. One for the Leopard Boot (Mac OS Extended Journaled), one for Apps (Mac OS Extended Journaled) and one for files (FAT 32).

    The installation pooped out on me, probably due to the amount of free space available.

    Earlier this week, I decided to reformat the drive into 1 partition. Unfortunately I ran into a spot of bother....

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    And when running First Aid - I get this:

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    Any help?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    The disk is probably in use, perhaps being indexed by Spotlight. Try relaunching Finder. If that doesn't work, restart the computer and try again.
     
  3. dylanbrown thread starter macrumors 6502

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