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Computer no longer reads drive

I have a Mac Book with Leopard OS. Mother ship Apple just set me an update and once I updated my computer it no longer reads the Toshiba hard drive.

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It sounds like a permissions issue, allways repair permissions after an update and dont use the machine while installing updates. If it will not repair permissions from disc utility then boot from the install disc, select language and on the page that appears there is a menu bar at the top, select utilities and disc utility and use that.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

  • Chris Edwards
    Chris Edwards Aug 10, 2010

    This happens sometimes, I usually leave it a week or so and do a google search to see if there are bpoblems, have a look on mac forums to see if others have this problem. Did you repair permissions after the update? (applications--utilities--disk utility, select your hard drive then run permission repair.)

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