Problems with portable hdd

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bangand, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. bangand Guest

    I seriously need help, my external hard drive has crashed. It's an Simpletech 120 gb usb hdd, its formatted in fat32. I tried sharing some files with a PC user, but it wouldn't show up, except for a sec while removing the device. Afterwards it wouldn't mount on my MAcbook. Diskutility doesnt work. It reads "could not read boot block" and then :"The underlying task reported failure on exit". What can i do? Is the data lost? What program could help me out? The data is really important to me.

    regards Anders Jensen:confused::confused::confused:
  2. admiraldennis macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2002
    Boston, MA
    Seconding Data Rescue for Mac (or a variety of PC programs -- just do a Google search).

    Then why the **** were you keeping your sole copy of it on an external drive using FAT32? :confused::confused::confused:

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