[quote]Originally posted by Not Unlike Myself:
<strong>Okay, I have traditionally used this with floppies and zips. Lets say they get corrupt and crash the computer upon mounting. The solution? Stick in norton. Then holding the magic key(s) put in the bad disk. It will be kept from mounting (and therefor crashing). Then I run norton. Norton can see the disk (so can disk first aid) and now I can do repairs. I assume the same principle would apply when mounting a hard disk. I KNOW this is possible because I've done it... I just can't remember how....</strong><hr></blockquote>
When that happens to me I run Disk Firstaid. It does not mount the media on the device when Disk Firstaid is the top app. When you complete the analysis the media will only be mounted if the formatting is determined to be correct(even if files or directory are still bad). If not, you need to run the fix. If it can repair the format than it will mount after the repair process completes. SOL for foriegn media though.
Occasionally I get the "Do you want to format the disk" question on floppies/zips that are known to have a Mac format with data on them when the Mac tries to mount it. I have used Disk Firstaid to fix those too.
Your hands won't have to play Button Twister and your brain doesn't have to remember the right moves.
However, when I have tried Disk Firstaid on a HD that won't mount, Disk Firstaid does not see it so it can not fix it.
[ 08-21-2002: Message edited by: MrBillData ]
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