Drives duplicated entries in Disk Utility

Discussion in 'macOS' started by velocityg4, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    For some reason Mac OS X has gone over some drive. It will pop up 5 or 6 windows in one pass saying a disk is unrecognizable and needs to be initialized. I had kept hitting ignore since I am working on other problems on the computer.

    Anyways, I finally open disk utility and find some drive entries are duplicated numerous times in Disk Utility.

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    None of these BACKPACK Hard Drive Media are actually drives connected to the computer. They do not eject. When I run verify disk on the drives actually connected all report back as OK.

    Unfortunately I'm supporting this computer remotely so I cannot just plug/unplug drives.
     
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  3. velocityg4 thread starter macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Is Disk Utility the only application behaving like this?
    What Mac OS X version is that?
    Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?
     
  5. nDarkness macrumors newbie

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    Have you tried repairing permissions on the start up disk? Enter the command below into Applications=>Utilities=>Terminal and post the results:

    Code:
    ls -al /Volumes/
     
  6. velocityg4 thread starter macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    Anyways I had repaired permissions on the boot drive. The other three drives actually connected are data drives and back up. So only verify/repair disk was performed. I can't run that terminal command since I finished the main repair earlier in the day. This was just a side issue I was requested to investigate.

    If the problem continues and the person is willing to pay for me to investigate I will. Otherwise it will remain a mystery and they will live with the problem.
     

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