External HD failed to mount

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by akbreezo, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. akbreezo macrumors newbie

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    I have been using my Maxtor One Touch 160GB external drive for several months on a Macbook Pro running OS 10.6 and Windows XP through Parallels. I also have Paragon NTFS. I have been using the drive in both operating systems and haven't had an issue unitl yesterday when I powered it up and receieved this message:
    "The drive you inserted was not readable by this computer." The drive is not visible in the windows system either.
    I ran disk utility and it was not able to verify or repair the drive.
    Is the data lost? Is the drive toast?
    Thanks for the help!
    Bree
     
  2. Riverrun macrumors regular

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    Try running DiskWarrior on it. It might just need a bit of TLC.
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Never a fun thing to see from a hard drive. First I'd try it on someone else's computer. Disk utilities like recommended above have rarely worked for me, but they could be worth a shot.
     
  4. akbreezo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried to run it both from another mac and a windows machine with no luck. I also ran disk warrior but it said it could not repair because it's not a mac drive.
     
  5. MacForScience macrumors 6502

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    How was the drive formatted originally?

    Did you make it into an NTFS volume or did you partition it for Mac and PC?

    Cheers
     

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