NTFS format issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BillG07, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. BillG07 macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008
    This is probably a complicated issue, but here's how it started. I installed the trial for Paragon NTFS, which let me write to an external drive formatted NTFS in addition to read. I then tried to install Windows XP with bootcamp. Bootcamp began the partition process but hit an error before finishing, causing the screen to dim from top to bottom as an error something like "You had an error and need to restart the computer" (probably not what it said) in 5 different languages. I had to shut down holding the power button.

    I used disk utility on the Leopard CD to repair the hard drive, which did not register having been partitioned. I then uninstalled the Paragon trial but after it had uninstalled and prompted for a restart, the computer froze and required another hard kill.

    I've since gotten bootcamp to work by partitioning with disk utility on the install cd and then using the boot camp assistant to install windows, but the problem remaining is that I can no longer read NTFS partitions from the OS X system. The partition used for windows shows up as a folder called "Untitled" and the icon is a standard folder but with a dash in a red circle in the lower corner. Get info on the drive shows the correct capacity and space used, but no files are visible on it and it says I have no access. My external with NTFS format has the same results, it sees a folder but can't be accessed.

    I am hoping there is a good way to reinstall/reactivate the original Mac NTFS driver that enabled read-only. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    -MBP 17" 2.4 SR running 10.5.2
  2. BillG07 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008

    Anyone have an idea how to reinstall the driver?

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