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External HD Problem

Discussion in 'Recording' started by n2themuzic, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. n2themuzic

    n2themuzic Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    My laptop (mac book and G4) does not reconize my external hd. Heres the issue yesterday I was doing some recording off my external. The pro tools software had crashed so I had to power down the my system but when I did my external wouldn't come up, so after about 5 minutes of waiting to see if anything would happen with my hd I get a pop-up that says "This computer can not read" then I had 3 options to click on "Initialize" "Cancel" and "Eject"..

    This is a major problem for me since I have about 7 songs finished for an album that Im recording, and no I havent backed it up. I know "Idiot".. BIG Lesson learned

    Any suggestions.. Need some help...
  2. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest

    DiskWarrior.................saved my tail numerous times.

    It could also be the firewire/usb board in the external case.

    But if the OS sees theres a drive, it's most likely a corrupt directory.

    Your safe bet, is to remove it from the case, pop it in the G4, then run DiskWarrior. Unless, it's over 128 megs, and you G4 is not an MDD.
    Then try another case.

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