Unmounted Hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by redboard, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. redboard macrumors newbie

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    Jun 6, 2007
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    what would cause a hard drive to become "unmounted"? i was doing some video work on my G5 and decided to restart it and when it came back up my secong hard drive was missing. I opened disk utility and noticed it(the second hard drive) needed to be repaired. so i did so and re-mounted it. Does a hard drive automatically un-mount when it needs repair or was it some other problem..the hard drive needing repair is a whole other issue i suppose..:(
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Jun 27, 2007
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    Normally internal drives don't unmount themselves. If it's unmounted it's usually a problem. You should back up data, and do repair disk.

    I would backup all data, verify data on new disk, and zero out the offending disk.
     

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