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External drive wont mount

My old G3 MAC running OS 10.3.9 crashed and now wont mount my Iomega USB External Storage Drive. It appears in "About This Mac" but says: Iomega HDD USB 2.0 Drive:
  Capacity:    232.89 GB   Removable Media:    No   Detachable Drive:    Yes   BSD Name:    disk1   OS9 Drivers:    Yes   Product ID:    126 ($7e)   Vendor Name:    Iomega   Speed:    Up to 12 Mb/sec   Bus Power (mA):    500   Serial Number:    03000B1AE6C6
IOMEGADrive:  Capacity:    232.76 GB   Writable:    Yes   File System:    Journaled HFS+   BSD Name:    disk1s10   Mount Point:   
If I start up in OS 9 the drive shows up and I can access and open files. There was a file in the OS 9 trash called rescued items from Iomega.
I attached the drive to a G4 I have and it has the same problem except the real Iomega drive icon is used in the in the "About this Mac" USB list instead of a plain gray drive icon.
Any help would be appreciated.
Janet

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Hi,

Try doing flea power & the power cycle.

1. Disconnect all the peripherals like keyboard,mouse,printer, scanner & monitor and power supply from the CPU.

And press & hold the power button for 2 min, it will release the flea power from the mother board.

Restart the system & check.

2. Disconnect everything.wait for 5-10 minutes and then connect every thing.

Restart the system.

If it does not resolve the issue then you can try this :

Check this before you try to edit the registry values. 

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/profiles.1.html

Just remove the registry key it happen when this key is corrupted.

HLKM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USBSTOR

And delete all references to the external hard drive.

And also HLKM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB

and found the keys associated with the USB to IDE value.

After restarting the system, the drive shold be detected & configured automatically by the computer.

Disclaimer : I will not be held responsible for anything that happens to your computer as a result of following my guide. Use this guide at your own discretion and risk.

You can use the Disk utility in MAC to run the diags on your drive.

Good Luck.

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