Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2013 11:43 AM (in response to Greg Flamer)
Have you tried booting from the external drive & using Disk Utility there on the Internal again, that isn't clear out here.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2013 2:21 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks for the reply. I did try booting from the external drive after the new HD install and had the same problems. Searching for disks, unable to erase or re-partition due to "couldn't unmount disk" errors. I am at the genius bar in a few minutes. If they can solve it I will post the solution...Thanks again.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2013 10:41 PM (in response to BDAqua)
So the genius bar folks did solve the problem. They said that when I restored the contents of my external drive to the new hard drive that all it did was copy it as an image file. I apparently should have cloned the contents instead of using the restore option out of disk utility. So I basically had to re-install Mountain Lion from scratch. I was unable to do this at home as I did not have re-install DVD's. Once Mountain Lion was re-installed, it walked me through step by step to use my external back up drive (time machine back up) to get it functioning. Now happily using the laptop with 750 GB. The extra space is lovely and I can finally dump the movies and photos that have been clogging up all my other devices....Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2013 10:02 AM (in response to Greg Flamer)
Great to hear, thanks & enjoy!