disaster!!! partitioned disc no longer recognises OSX partition!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by slim tim slide, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. slim tim slide macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2008
    My G4 has a partitioned disc, running OS9.2.2 on one half and OSX 10.3.9 on the other (just upgraded from OS X 10.3 after advice from this forum that my mac would handle it, seems to have been ok til now). PROBLEM - my external CD burner is a SCSI Lacie device, and only runs from OS9.2.2, so after down loading some music via Firefox on my OSX partition I transferred the files over and burned them, done this many times before no problem BUT when i turned the CD burner off the system crashed and after force starting it from front button (this has happened before) when i now try and restart to my OSX partition the computer no longer recognises that i even have OSX or a seperate partition and describes my OS9 partition as the only drive! the icon for my other partition is no longer visible on the desktop. When OS9 does open however a window opens saying "this disc is unreadable by this computer do you want to initialize?"... i can only assume it is referring to the OSX partition BUT I am extremely wary of "intializing", after all this has never happened before and I can think of nothing new (other than the upgrade to OSX10.39) that might have caused this. by 'intializing' i may actually damage the OSx partition forever might I not??? This is a really desperate sitiuation, all my important stuff is on the OSX partition and I can't get to it! please please please can some kind soul help me remedy this????
  2. karl878 macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2005

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