Help.....My Iomega is not recognised any more

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by britclog, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. britclog macrumors newbie

    britclog

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    #1
    Switched my external hard disk on and it is not recognised anymore
    I can see it in Disk Utility but thats all.
    When I try to repair this message comes up:

    Verify and Repair disk “Henri's”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Incorrect block count for file Atonement.img
    (It should be 960728 instead of 978144)
    Invalid sibling link
    Volume check failed.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    1 HFS volume checked
    1 volume could not be repaired because of an error
    Any idea what to do??
    Regards
    Henri
     
  2. NAG macrumors 68030

    NAG

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    #2
    Bad block, probably. You'll most likely have to reformat it.
     
  3. britclog thread starter macrumors newbie

    britclog

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    I hoped there would be another solution.....
     
  4. NAG macrumors 68030

    NAG

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    Don't buy Iomega in the future?[/bad joke] (Seriously though, I have not been impressed by their products.)

    And unfortunately, that seems to be the "solution" here. Disk Warrior might fix it, but I'd rather not recommend you getting a utility when it may not fix it.
     
  5. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

    tyr2

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    If that error reported is all that's wrong with it then it should be fixable, tho you've probably corrupted Attonement.img.

    Not sure how to do this with the gui but if you're prepared to dive into the Terminal then do.

    $ sudo disktuil list

    To identify the disk, it should show in the list. Make a note of what's in the IDENTIFIER column. You're looking for an entry with Apple_HFS in the TYPE column. Make sure you don't accidentally chose your internal disk

    Then fsck it.

    $ sudo fsck /dev/disk/disk9s9

    Where 'disk9s9' is the IDENTIFIER you found in the previous step. Answer yes to any questions you get

    Hopefully then should should be able to mount the drive.
     
  6. britclog thread starter macrumors newbie

    britclog

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    Help.....My Iomega is not recognised any more

    I am not sure what you mean with Terminal, $ sudo disktuil list, and the rest. Could you pleas explain this to me?
    Ragards
    Henri
     

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