external hard drive won't mount

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by magpie20, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. magpie20 macrumors newbie

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    I had a new hard drive installed at Apple today because my previous one was failing. Before Apple took my machine, I backed up to my WD 3200BEV external hard drive. Today, I plugged in the WD and it isn't mounting.

    The WD does show up in the System Profiler (under USB) and in Disk Utility.

    Any suggestions?

    Vitals:
    MBP
    15", Late 2008
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    OS X Lion 10.7.2



    Thank you.
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Does activity monitor show an fsck process that's running?
     
  3. magpie20 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Spoke to Apple today and they said it's now a preference in Lion to have your hard disks show up on your desktop.

    To change:
    Finder>Preferences>General
    -from here, select which items you'd like to appear on your desktop including External Disks.
     
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