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IMac Intel :: Unable To Mount Disk Partition


I'm unable to get a disk partition to mount. The partition has/had 10.6 installed and I was probably doing something I shouldn't have while installing windows on a separate partition. Since then, I am unable to start-up from that mac drive. I had to create a new partition and install OSX again. When I open disk utility it sees the old drive but it is grey-out. When I run repair disk everything is ok but once I click to mount the drive I get a message that "The disk could not be mounted. Try running repair disk and then retry mounting", which seems to be an endless cycle that does not work. I've tried using Techtool and Drive Genius and they recognize and "repair" the disk but I am still unable to mount it.

Information:
iMac 24" 3.06
Mac OS X (10.6.2)
ipod touch v3.0


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