Hard drive has lost mounting point

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by m_lepine, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. m_lepine macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2005
    Ottawa, ON
    Recently I backup onto a external LaCie firewire drive and it would no longer mount on startup or manually. System shows drive as having no mounting point. I then remove the drive from case and inserted it into tower making it hardwire. Still has no mounting point. Is there a way to add a mounting point to the drive without re-formatting it? I dont want to lose the data on it. I am running 10.3.8 on a G4 dual 1.

    Thank you for any info on this subject.
  2. Norouzi macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    Are you able to run Disk Utility and repair the drive? If not then I supose you could try a different hard drive utility the only thing other than Disk Utility I've used is a program call Drive X, but that was a few years ago. Just don't use Norton. Other than that the only thing I could recomend would be to reformat the drive.
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Put the drive back in its case. Unplug it from the Mac.

    Shut the Mac down, unplug it from the mains and leave it off for 15mins or so. Plug the drive back into the Mac & start it up.

    This solution has been posted here quite a few times recently.

    (BTW: This is my chief hatred about Panther, this FW bug. You think they could have ironed it out by now. :mad: )
  4. redAPPLE macrumors 68030


    May 7, 2002
    2 Much Infinite Loops
    well, Apple is killing firewire anyway :mad: so they don't care! about this fw bug. curse them Apple.

    anyway. i will try this tip, thanks blue velvet.

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