Is my Hard Drive 'intercoursed' with a capital F!!!

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Tunni
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My G3 Mac crashed and I couldn't get it working without doing a reinstall. My system software is on a 6Gb drive and all my video stuff is stored on a 22gig IBM.

Now when I double click on my 22gb drive my system crashes. Apple have told me (wrongly!!) that I've lost all my work and will have to reformat the drive.

They also said I have a 'B tree error' also. When I checked the drive using the 'disc doctor' I got a message saying, problem: Keys out of order 4,5 and that disc doctor could not fix it!

I discovered that by SINGLE clicking my video drive icon going to file>find and then typing in the name of one of my video clips it actually opens it!!

So I've saved some files to my system HD but its now full. How DO I fix this without losing the rest of my stuff.

Any suggestions? Thanks

Tunni

bcrabtree
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Joined: Mar 7 1999

I genuinely think that the best thing you can do is to buy a comparable size drive (a little smaller, maybe, if the 22GB isn't totally full), and copy off to that.

I bought a 17.3GB Fujitsu from Dabs Direct the other day, for £98+VAT - carriage free.

I think I could have bought a 20GB or 22GB for not a huge amount more.

Once you've got the data safe, you need to blat the 22GB drive and run all available tools over it. If that doesn't do the trick, I'd assume it is faulty - one system builder has told me his faith in IBM drives has been shaken of late because of the large number of faulty drives he's seen.

BOb C

Tunni
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Bob

I splashed out on a new 25 gig IBM and was amazed that I got it up and running in about 5 mins flat! NOTHING I've ever done with a computer has been as straight forward!

I've now transfered everything, phew!! and reinitialised the drive and it seems fine.

Tunni

bcrabtree
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Oh, yes!

I carried out CV's review of the B&W G3 and, although I knew the theory, I was knocked out by how little time it takes to set up a new hard drive in a Mac - seconds, rather than hours.

In almost every way, Apple's method of dealing with hard disks is better than Windows', not just quicker.

Glad to hear you're sorted, too!

Bob C