URGENT HELP: Hard Drive Wont Mount

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Melodeath, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Melodeath macrumors 6502a

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    I have an external hard drive (NTFS) hooked up via firewire to a firewire audio interface, hooked up to my Macbook Pro with OS X 10.6.4. I accidentally turned off my firewire interface before ejecting the hard drive. (I have done this before, it's hard to remember I have my hard drive on sometimes, and nothing bad has happened). When I turned the hard drive back on, the mac says "the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." I can pick "Initialize..." "Ignore" or "Eject"

    If I click Initialize, I can't repair the disk or anything because it is NTFS.

    I tried booting into Windows 7, and it does not recognize the drive either.

    Please help me.

    EDIT: I also tried using USB instead of firewire, but I have the same problem
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    If you put your ear next to the hard drive, do you hear any odd noises like a clicking? If you don't have a backup of the data, you might consider investing in diskwarrior.
     
  3. Melodeath thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, everything sounds normal with the drive. Just the usual spinning sound.

    In windows, it says I need to initialize the drive, but I am worried that doing so will erase my data (assuming it's still on the drive)
     
  4. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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  5. Melodeath thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would those programs write data onto the drive? I don't want to write any data on the drive, just in case I have to do data recovery
     

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