I've got a WD 500gig 3.0 USB external drive, that no longer mounts on mac Lion or Snow Leopard.
So somehow, my WD USB 3.0 drive lost it's mac boot sector? Is there any way to restore the mac boot and mount? I guess I can transfer my external drive content to my bootcamp partition... but 1mb takes about 5 min from HFS+ to NTSF... I should have bought 3 external drives, for PC, Mac and Timemachine. But my backpack is already crammed w so much tech...
My Mac Pro [with 4 internal disks, 2 External Disks (Sata Raid 0), and several external FireWire disks and a Voyager disk station] has a little problem with letting externals go Since a few weeks I have a problem with unmounting my externals. After unmount, the unmounted disk will mount again immediately.No time to disconnect cables and/or power. Hinders disk management, backup, and simple disconnecting disks. It only happens with disks (FireWire 400/800/ SATA and USB alike). USB sticks work fine.
I've used Seagate FreeAgent Pro 500 Gb. It has been divided into 2 partitions. one is used for time machine, another is used for keeping my important data. I think that the Finder should show both partitions on the left, but it shows only Time machine .
I regularly run software update. As I can remember, it has ever shown two partitions. I don't know whether this is related to software updating or not. If it is 'yes', how can I solve it?
I have a MBP 13" 2009, and had a HDD fail yesterday. I have an external HDD for backups with timemachine (WD 1Tb), with daily backups.I bought a new internal hdd, plugged it in today, and when presented with the install options, I selected recover from backup. There, my drive appears (in yellow), but when pressing continue, I get a message: No system backups found.
I looked around on forums and people suggested that a normal installation should be done followed by migration assistant. When I try using migration assistant and select Time Machine backup, the next page just shows up empty with a rotating thing in the middle.
When I browse the Backups.backupdb folder, everything is there, including my last backup from Saturday.Â I see that I can recover my files, which obviously is the most important bit, but I would like to restore Applications, settings etc, as to not waste too much time.Â
So, basically, ever since Lion, my external harddrive has had trouble being found while using the USB slot in the Airport Extreme. Anyway, so the HDD can be seen in the Airport Utility under Disks but I actually cannot access it through Finder. I have ticked the boxes to show External Harddrives in Finder and all that, so I am pretty connfused. All I use it for is watching movies off and TV shwos so I can save space on my MacBook Pro. So yeah, no Time Machine stuff which I usally see about this topic Â
Info: MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
I have a white plastic macbook which appears not to be able to connect to my wireless network. All the other PCs and a Mac Mini in the house connect fine, but the macbook does not.It has connected since i got it, both to the home network and a network in school, but today it promted me for the wireless password, connected a few times but did not give me a IP address, and now will not connect at all! The network appears in the list, i click on it, enter the wireless password, then it says connecting before connection failed.
The network setup is a Cisco router connected to the modem and then connected to the wireless too. There are no computers connected via cable to the network.
Have a brand new MBP 13" using Thunderbolt-DVI adapter with my old Dell 2405 LCD.Â Have an interesting scenario ... when the display goes to "sleep" there is still some type of signal coming out of the display port.Â The monitor will stay on and just blink "NO SIGNAL DETECTED ON INPUT 2".Â But the monitor actually still stays on.When I put the entire laptop to sleep them the monitor will properly power down to sleep mode.Â
I don't think its the monitor because I've used this monitor with a number of different machines and graphics cards, in every scenario when I had the display set to sleep it powered off just fine.Â Â
The title says it all really... Quite a simple problem that I can't find any answer to!
I've hooked up my 30" Apple Cinema Display to the new iMac 27" and the highest resolution I'm getting as an option is 1280x800... The iMac correctly detects the ACD as a Cinema HD display but limits my resolution. Why oh why?!
I just reinstalled tiger and now need to start installing my other apps. I get the failed to mount on everything including stuff that I download. I have repaired permissions and rebooted to no avail. I even went as far to try install Leopard and states need essentials?
User has purchased one of the high end i7 macbooks as of Oct right before the new ones were released and it has been a good transition from an iMac 2011.Â An onsite Time Capsule was used to migrate the user and was mostly unproblematic, minor issues included re-activating office and getting Outlook migrated.Â
User originally ran Mavericks and has since upgraded to Yosemite and has all the latest updates to the OS.Â User also has McAfee protection and has run a full scan and app scan with no findings.Â
I did locate genieo on the machine and removed it, it had not hijacked the home page but there was a safari extension.Â
The problem that got the user troubleshooting is a software called "EasyShare" keeps mounting and staying mounted.Â It has an icon like a CD and can be ejected only to re-appear minutes later.Â Info says it is via USB and I had the user unplug all the USB devices while troubleshooting.Â
We ran disk utility to repair permissions on the hard disk.Â Looked through applications for anything related to EasyShare and found nothing.Â Also ran a search for any files or folders related to EasyShare and found nothing as well.Â
EasyShare looks like a remnant of an old file transfer software that allowed USB transfer between Mac and PC.Â Going into the mount of EasyShare reveals an icon that says Go! Suite Bridge.Â User was able to find an online manual for Launch GO! Suite but it only had brief instructions on how to use the software for windows and mac os.Â
Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)
I'm a soon-to-be switcher (*knock on wood*) and trying to plan how I'm going to migrate a bunch of data from my old Linux box to a new PowerBook. I'm thinking of buying an external drive case for my IDE drive, slurping everything off of there, then reformatting it to use as a backup drive. Which brings up my question. I've searched and I can't for the life of my figure out whether or not OS X will mount an ext3 file system. I can't see why it wouldn't, given the FreeBSD core, but who knows.
setup : 2x iMac 24" 10.5.6..wired to airport Xtreme, Iomega 500 GB HD connected via USB
this drive worked fine and has all the pics on it and was used to backup both iMac's via Time Machine. Today the Airport Xtreme (AX) gives us a flashing orange light and informs us that the 500 GB Iomega disk needs to be connected to the mac and needs to be repaired.
so...we did, with a "disk appears to be OK " message after 'repair' mounting from within Disk Utility gives us : "The disk ï¿½500HDï¿½ could not be mounted. Try running First Aid on the disk and then retry mounting." (we did just that...!)
We also tried "Drive Genius" with the same results.
whether we hook the drive to the AX or directly to the iMac...no mounting.
The drive (and it's partition) does appear perfectly in both 'Disk Utility' and in 'Drive Genius'
(The iMac does mount other USB items like mem-sticks, camera's just fine.)
i am thinking to create a dmg file to store personal DVD video, i just want it to be mounted with default mounter and auto played with iDVD like it was a DVD disc inserted, do you guys have such expierences of doing that?
When booting, after Login, finder is continously starting and quitting, never showing any desktop icons or sth. like that.
Issue appeared after installing new Safari Update. -> deleted hdd, overwritten with nulls -> recovered with time machine backup (i had serveral some small other issues, and thought it would be a good idea) (Tried two different backups, one even 2 months old, when this issue surely doesn't came up, but had the same problem) repaired permissions, repaired hdd without problems from leo dvd.
My external display (HP w2207) seems to conflict with my MacBook Pro (15 inch Retina display, early 2013) since I upgraded MacBook OS to 10.9.4.The external display works at initial boot of Mac but does not work after OS sleeps and I attempt to awaken, and while the external display is not waking, the Retina display flashes through different screen views, which only partially reflect my normal screen, or do not reflect my normal screen at all.Â
For the past few months i have been using an external display hooked up to my 12" powerbook g4. I have had it on a dual display mode so no mirroring. Recently i would open the laptop lid waking it from being in sleep mode and my internal display will not turn on. The apply system profiler does not even recognize that the internal display exists. My external display works fine and has always been set as the main display. If i go to detect displays nothign happens. I have tried restarting the computer, instering system disks, unplugging the external and nothing has worked. I simply cannot get my internal screen to fire back up. When i used to unplug my external display the internal display would switch back to being the main display and everything would be fine. Now i cannot get the internal display to function whatsoever. Please try and help me as a need this laptop working and i will be ordering a mac pro soon for use with my external display.
I have a Macbook Air, and i just picked up the new LED ACD from my local apple store. Since im new to mac, is there a way to either close my Air and not have it go to sleep? I want to use the external display as the primary display with my laptop closed, any ideas?
one day i open my mac, the right side of the screen where i use to have some folders the i create is gone and the applications or the finder is not open. the top of the screen have the apple sign, Finder, file, edit and view all of the thing on the top of the desktop, it appear something and disappear and like appear and disappear every ten sec. but all other stuff work from the dock, and i can see all the file or the folders the disappear on the parallels desktop, just not on the mac.
I accidentally removed my HD from under the Devices folder in Finder when I was trying to drag and drop songs into iTunes. I assume there must be an easy way to get it to show up there again, I just am not sure what that is. It got dragged into whatever folder I was in in Finder and just kinda poof it was gone...