778 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 2, 2007 5:44 AM by Evan Wiener
Open Disk Utility and try to mount the disk from the side. Click on the drive (not the drive name) and see if you can mount it.
If you can't try to repair the disk. You may need to boot from the CD to do this.
Try DiskWarrior to restore the drive if all of this fails. It worked well for me, and is a must have Mac application.
The drive does not appear in Disk Utility.
And I don't think I'll be installing DiskWarrior until Leopards countless bugs are fixed, especially after reading THIS:
Alsoft: There are some DiskWarrior "compatibility issues" with Leopard
After previously stating "you can run the (current version of DiskWarrior under Leopard) knowing no harm will come to the hard drive or to your data," Alsoft has now posted a message to its Web site stating "there are some compatibility issues when running an installed copy of DiskWarrior 4.0 while started up from Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Alsoft currently recommends that you do not run DiskWarrior 4.0 while the computer is started from Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard."
Well, I was able to resolve the issue myself. I tried using a Leopard Cache Cleaner found on MacFixit.com, but that didn't solve it.
I had to power down the external drive, disconnect it, power down the Mac, unplug the Mac for several minutes. I then booted up the Mac, reconnected the FireWire, and turned on the external drive, and it popped up on the Desktop.
I'm now able to back-up with Time Machine.