My extrahard drive doesn not apear on desktop

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by philip.hultgren, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. philip.hultgren macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2005
    first I want to apoligise fom my bad eng,
    I have a Rexon Firewire Hard drive with 60GB. and When I want
    to connect it to my computer all I have to do is to plugg it in and turn it on
    (Plug and play) the only probl is that when I now started it an error window
    came upp saying, "this unit is not readable with mac os x" do you want to initialize it ?... and the prob is this, and also when I start disktool I can se it, only it sais the disk is not on the desktop. and I cant reapear permissions or reagular repear and also it does not work klicking the button "put drive on desk..."

    I had this prob befor ony then I started with my osx disk and disktools
    and just started it, and restarted my computer and ther it was, but that doesent work anymore,

    it's realy important stuff on it so I dont want to erase it.
    what chould I do?

    First rule of acting: Whatever happens, look as if it were intended.
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003

    Ok, seems that the drive has become corrupted and OS X can not read what is on it anymore, thus, its asking you to format it (initialize it). Check and see if there are any firmware updates for your particular drive by going to the manufactures website and searching for it there. If so, install it and hope for the best. Otherwise, I believe the drive is corrupted, and I don't know if it can be restored.

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