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IDE Probe?
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Jan 18, 2002, 01:44 AM
 
Is there a utility like SCSI Probe for IDE drives?

Suddenly, my iMac DV SE crashed, and is now giving me the "I can't find the System Folder" question mark, Disk First Aid is finding invalid BTree headers and MountCheck is reporting "serious errors" when checking the catalog file, and is unable to mount the drive.

I'm thinking that I might have to "manually" mount the hard drive with some utility, but am not sure if such a thing exists. Alternately, I am thinking that Norton Utilities, TechTool or something else might be necessary here... any suggestions?

Thanks!

Darren
     
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Jan 18, 2002, 02:32 AM
 
>>I'm thinking that I might have to "manually" mount the hard drive with some utility, but am not sure if such a thing exists. Alternately, I am thinking that Norton Utilities, TechTool or something else might be necessary here... any suggestions?<<

Okay, I have found a bootable copy of Norton 6.0.2, and managed to fix a host of problems.... including the odd configuration wherein "There is no blessed folder, but there seems to be a System Folder." Upon fixing this, the drive mounted and now I can access it while booted off of the Norton CD.

However, upon rebooting from the newly-repaired drive, I get not the blinking blue folder/question mark situation, but a blinking floppy, and what sounds like my internal drive spinning and then stopping, spinning and then stopping consistently.

Huh?

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Jan 18, 2002, 03:25 AM
 
What you need is DiskWarrier, its better than Norton. Solves nearly every problem.
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