external harddrive not mounting

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Genoa12, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. Genoa12 macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2006
    Do you know what is wrong if my external hard drive does not mount, and instead plays strange music from inside the case.

    I have a Dynex USB 250 gb external HD.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Does Disk Utility recognise it? Was it formatted on a PC? What sort of music is it playing? Is it possible your drive has been abducted by aliens and a space creature has morphed into the shape of your drive as a disguise so it can relay secret cultural information back to the mothership in order to one day eventually take over the planet? If it's this last option, definitely reformat your drive as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with Disk Utility. Aliens suck.

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