Hard Drive Help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by catfish743, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. catfish743 macrumors 6502

    catfish743

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    So I have a Lenovo 80 GB HDD and I've plugged it into my Mac before and it has mounted. When it did that, I got everything off of the HDD and all was well. Now, when I try mount it again it says it is unmountable and then when I try to erase it my computer freezes. I'm currently on a 24 inch 2.4 GHz 3.0 GB mid 2007 iMac running Leopard.
    Any suggestions..,please???

    (P.s. An idea that I had if anyone could fix it, although they might be unable to explain how, could use screen sharing in leopard...just a thought.)

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. admiraldennis macrumors regular

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    Can you elaborate a bit?

    Is this drive connected to your Mac via IDE, SATA, or USB/FireWire?

    Define 'freezing'. What does your computer do exactly when you try to format the drive? Have you tried re-partitioning the entire disk instead of just formatting a volume?
     
  3. catfish743 thread starter macrumors 6502

    catfish743

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    It is connected via USB. Freezing involves the beach ball of death with the Disk Ultility. I've left it on trying to work for a day...and it just was hung the entire time. I haven't tried repartioning...I'm going to try that now.
     
  4. catfish743 thread starter macrumors 6502

    catfish743

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    ok so i tried partioning. The beach ball comes back again.

    Any one else have advice?
     
  5. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    by repartitioning do you mean you formatted the HD completely?
    if yes, the HD just might be defective...
     
  6. catfish743 thread starter macrumors 6502

    catfish743

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    I mean it wont do anything. I can't erase it, I can't partion it. It says partion map is being created and then it says that for hours and days at a time. It just wont work. I'm not sure what to do. Disk Utility just freezes.
     

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