Failed Volume ??

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Washac, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Washac macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    Hi

    When I turn on my Macbook it all fires up OK, then an error box opens with this message..

    A volume failed to mount.

    The volume "MacHD" could not be mounted.

    In the error box is a picture of a drive with three little people upon it.

    I cannot find this volume anywhere, but if I boot the Macbook with Airport turned of it does not happen. I assume this volume is something to do with the main machine, I used to have a drive called this but it no longer exists.

    How can I stop this happening ?
     
  2. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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    That sounds like a shared Hard Drive, and the Airport coincidence confirms that. Have you ever had a hard drive shared over the network? Perhaps at work/ at a prior setup, and it's still looking to mount it?
     
  3. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

    GfulDedFan

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    You need to goto System Preferences/Startup Disk and select your internal HD and click Restart. Since you're restarting your system you should finish your work and close all your applications beforehand. -GDF
     
  4. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    Yes it was drive that was shared over a prior setup.

    The Macbook all boots OK and all works OK, a few seconds after booting up that error about the "MacHD" pops up, I can just close it and carry on.

    How do I tell the Macbook that the shared drive no longer exists.
     
  5. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    Please see last reply, this is not a boot up problem, the Macbook goes looking for this "MacHD" old shared drive after booting....
     
  6. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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    Are there any buttons on the window such as Disconnect or something?
     
  7. ux4all macrumors regular

    ux4all

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    Of the apps that run at StartUp, perhaps one of them had a storage location on the share? I don't think iTunes Helper cares until iTunes is started but other apps might attempt to link to this location as part of their start...

    On a brief tangent, this is really annoying on M$'s OS (but generally easy to fix).
     
  8. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    In a word, nope.....
     
  9. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    This sounds more likely, how do I see what apps open at startup ?
     
  10. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    Library > Startupitems

    Nothing in there....
     
  11. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    taken things out of login items in account and nothing in startupitems :(

    I'm confused :/
     
  12. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    System Preferences/Accounts/Login Items
     
  13. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    Done all that, see above.
     

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