I have a Seagate External 400gig Drive that connects to a Dual 2.7 Mac via USB 2.0. The drive was left as a Fat 32 - it worked out of the box and I now realize from Seagate that I should have formatted for the MAC. Anyway, drive was working fine until I hooked it up to another MAC in with System 9.2. The computer rebuilt the desktop when it was hooked up but it read all the files so I wasn't concerned. I was actually trying to get some larger video files off of this MAC and when the drive message said 49 hours for transfer I decided to unhook and use the Firewire connection. When I hooked up the Firewire cord it would not recognize the drive. I went back to the original MAC and rehooked up the drive as it was when it was working and it would not recognize - asked for initializing or eject. I also hooked it up to a Sony Tower with the latest XP Pro and it also asked to format. I noticed this statement from an older posting on a similar problem (pasted below). Can someone explain? Is this what I need to do? If so, can someone explain this to a "nonprogrammer"? If not, what should be my next step? Thanks - Scott
Comment from clinthammer
Date: 07/15/2004 01:18PM PDT
Fixed it. Used testdisk - emailed log to author. He told me this:
Boot sector has been destroyed.
Go in Advanced, Boot, choose BackupBS, Quit and reboot your computer.
If you are lucky, you will be able to access your data again.