Hard Drive Failure?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trev, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. trev macrumors 6502

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    Hey all,

    I was doing a time machine backup and I had to cancel it because I had to jet. When I came returned and tried to backup again time machine didn't seem to cooperate. Now it's displaying nothing on my hard drive when I go into finder. However using "get info" reveals that there is actually 154 GB used on my HD, but again, finder cannot see anything. See the attached screenshot. Any ideas as to what's going on? Thanks!

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  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    You had to jet?

    You should go into AirPort Utility and erase the drive.
     
  3. trev thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    This is a long-shot... but... did you try reseting the Time Capsule by holding down that little button on the back? It does nothing to the data on the hard drive.
     
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  6. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    First I would try using disk utility to do a repair on the HD. If that doesn't work I'm afraid you will have to resort to using software like Data Rescue II.
     

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