Odd error message...

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  1. slipper macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
    hey guys, my girlfriends computer has been getting this one particular error message and its really odd. i hope its not some kind of virus or something. hopefully someone will be able to clue me in... it has a red stop sign looking icon with an exclamation mark and it reads, " You have inserted a disk containing no volumes that Mac OS X can read. To continue with the disk inserted, click ignore". Now the thing is, there is no disk inserted and it has been popping up randomly since yesterday every once in a while.
  2. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2004
    way out in the sticks
    Do you have an external hard drive connected? That happened to me when I plugged in an external hard drive formatted in DOS language. NTFS maybe?

    If not, run Disk Utility and repair permissions and run first aid.
  3. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    Yeah, could be a network or ethernet device, maybe some sort of USB device like a flash drive or camera with an odd format, or a blank or unreadable CD (although it should recognize a blank CD as a blank). Try restarting with all devices, ethernet cables, and discs removed?
  4. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
    Nothing is connected, and there is no CD in the drive.
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Post a screen shot of Disk Utility, if possible. Even unmountable volumes should show up in there - at least thats what it does for my USB thumbdrive.

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