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Drive Not Read By ANY Computer

I installed my drive on a Mac running Tiger. It worked fine. I put password protection on. I disconnected the drive, then installed Leopard. I then found out that Leopard would not read the drive if password protection was on and that I would have to connect the drive to a Mac using Tiger and take off the protection. I tried connecting the drive to four different Macs running Tiger and none of them read my drive. The drive showed up in the System Profiler but NOT in Disk Utility. I also tried the drive on five PCs, but none of them read the drive either.

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    I have somewhat of the same problem which I posted today. It pretty much follows yours to a tee! good luck.

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Hi,

I actually reformated my drive on a Mac running tiger that could read it. I did not have password protection and so that wasn't a problem. I think my original problem came from the fact that I formatted the drive for a Mac and then no none-Mac device could read it.

best, Hana

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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Hi,
Before installing the Maxtor drive you need to take a backup of the software on the Maxtor. You then need to burn this s/w to a cd to allow you to install the s/w onto any Mac (or PC) you want to use the Maxtor with. If you don't enable the encripted mode then you don't have this problem.

If you didn't take a backup before starting then have a look on the Maxtor site for the correct s/w.
Cheers, robbo

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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Hi Bobby
You will need to get an OS X installation DVD. Try eBay.Don't go for anything lower than 10.4 (Tiger)10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard) should run fine on this machine.Don't bother with 10.7 or 10.8

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How To Upgrade Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.* to Snow Leopard 10.6.*


Apple recommends that if you wish to go from 10.4 to 10.6 then you should purchase the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MC581Z-A-Mac-10-6-3/dp/B002I0JKE2">10.6 Box Set</a>.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;">System Requirements to run Snow Leopard:</span><br /> <ul> <li>Mac computer with an Intel processor</li> <li>1GB of memory</li> <li>5GB of available disk space</li> <li>DVD drive for installation</li></ul> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Snow Leopard Installation Instructions:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Just insert the DVD in the optical drive.</li> <li>Restart your Mac while holding down the C key.</li> <li>You will be guided through the installation procedure and be prompted at one point to choose which install option you want.</li> <li>Once the Snow Leopard install is completed the Mac will restart itself.</li> <li>You will probably be asked to register with Apple upon restart.</li> <li>Enjoy Snow Leopard on your Mac!</li></ol> <b>Q: Can I upgrade directly from Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)?</b><br /> <br /> <i>A: Yes. Apple recommends purchasing the Mac Boxed Set for this purpose, which will also update iLife (it is unknown at the time of this writing whether older versions of iLife work with Snow Leopard) and iWork. Also note that while it has been said that the $29 upgrade will work with 10.4, it is not officially supported and may be in violation of the licensing terms.</i><br /> <br /> <b>Q: What happened to the different install options? Can't I do an Archive & Install?</b><br /> <br /> <i>A: Apple has revamped the familiar installation options for Mac OS X. You now have two choices, either a straight upgrade or a clean install. Supposedly if you choose to do a straight upgrade, what actually goes on behind the scenes is what was traditionally known as an Archive & Install.</i><br /> <br /> <b>Q: Is there anything I can do to better prepare myself for the upgrade?</b><br /> <br /> <i>A: Yes. It is advisable to run a Verify/Repair Permissions and Verify/Repair Disk in Disk Utility. You may also want to run the maintenance tasks in <a href="http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/onyx.html">Onyx</a>. And finally, it would be wise to get your applications up to date using a program like <a href="http://metaquark.de/appfresh/">AppFresh</a>.</i>

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My IMac g4 has a not enter sign logo with flashing folder , after I installed a new 250GB hard drive that has OS X 10.5. I even updated my RAM up to 1000 GB. When I re-installed the old drive it work, but...


The folder and do not enter sign means that the drive is not compatible. I'm going to guess that the drive came out of an intel Mac that had leopard loaded on it. This is not going to work with a PowerPC Mac. Do a clean install of leopard and you should be fine. I believe g4's go up to 10.5 and g5's go up to 10.5.8.

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Hi, Went to the Mac store to upgrade to Snow Leopard and was told my OS was "way too Old to upgrade to Snow Leopard!" Sorry, I'm a numbskull when it comes to these things. Figured as long as...


Apple recommends that if you wish to go from 10.4 to 10.6 then you should purchase the 10.6 Box Set.

System Requirements to run Snow Leopard:
  • Mac computer with an Intel processor
  • 1GB of memory
  • 5GB of available disk space
  • DVD drive for installation
Snow Leopard Installation Instructions:
  1. Just insert the DVD in the optical drive.
  2. Restart your Mac while holding down the C key.
  3. You will be guided through the installation procedure and be prompted at one point to choose which install option you want.
  4. Once the Snow Leopard install is completed the Mac will restart itself.
  5. You will probably be asked to register with Apple upon restart.
  6. Enjoy Snow Leopard on your Mac!
Q: Can I upgrade directly from Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)?

A: Yes. Apple recommends purchasing the Mac Boxed Set for this purpose, which will also update iLife (it is unknown at the time of this writing whether older versions of iLife work with Snow Leopard) and iWork. Also note that while it has been said that the $29 upgrade will work with 10.4, it is not officially supported and may be in violation of the licensing terms.

Q: What happened to the different install options? Can't I do an Archive & Install?

A: Apple has revamped the familiar installation options for Mac OS X. You now have two choices, either a straight upgrade or a clean install. Supposedly if you choose to do a straight upgrade, what actually goes on behind the scenes is what was traditionally known as an Archive & Install.

Q: Is there anything I can do to better prepare myself for the upgrade?

A: Yes. It is advisable to run a Verify/Repair Permissions and Verify/Repair Disk in Disk Utility. You may also want to run the maintenance tasks in Onyx. And finally, it would be wise to get your applications up to date using a program like AppFresh.

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Macbook air is locked and i don't know how to reset it?


font.f1 {font: 12.0px Helvetica} Thanks for asking your question with Fixya Support. I will be glad to assist you.


If you are referring to locked in regards to your user administrator account, all you have to do is take your Mac OS X installation disc and run the Password Reset utility to reset your password and gain access back into your Macbook Air once again.
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Here are some steps you can try to resolve the issue:

BOOT TO TIGER/LEOPARD or SNOW LEOAPRD DISK-
• Place your installation Disk (Tiger, Leopard or Snow Leopard) into your drive and
allow it to load.
• Restart your Mac
• As soon as you hear the Apple Chime, press the "C" key on your keyboard
and hold it.
• You will see a White Screen, Grey Apple first, do not release the C key until you
see a Spinning gear.
• Once you see that Spinning gear, release your C key and allow the disc to
continue loading

- RESETTING ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD-
(Works for both Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard))

• When the booting to the Mac OS X disc is completed, you will now be in the
Installer environment
• Enter to next page, look up on upper left corner you should see "Installer" near
the Apple menu.
• Two spaces over you should see Utilities. Click Utilities>Reset Password.

• Select your user name from the drop down list and reset your password.

• When you are done, simply exit the Reset Password and Installer and reboot.

• At the Login window, enter your new password and you should be back into your home profile.

Let me know if this helps!

Thanks!

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer

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Problem logging on macbook air


try zapping the p-ram like this: power up, listen for chime, hold down control command P and R then wait for second chime. then release see if that fixes it.

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I have macbook osx an im locked out , i have no info


By not being more specific, when you note that you are locked out of your Macbook, I would have to presume you are referring to your User Administrator account or you have a FileVault password which is prompted for, upon booting up and you have forgotten that password.

Not sure which could be the case, so I will 1st provide you steps for resetting your Administrator password with your Mac OS X installation disc and 2nd, provide you, a key Apple support link, for fixing the forgotten FileVault password (just in case this is the culprit, which is locking you out of your Macbook).

BOOT TO TIGER/LEOPARD DISK-
• Place your installation Disk (Tiger or Leopard I presume) into your drive and
allow it to load.
• Restart your Mac
• As soon as you hear the Apple Chime, press the "C" key on your keyboard
and hold it.
• You will see a White Screen, Grey Apple first, do not release the C key until you
see a Spinning gear.
• Once you see that Spinning gear, release your C key and allow the disc to
continue loading

- RESETTING ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD-
(Works for both Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard))

• When the booting to the Mac OS X disc is completed, you will now be in the
Installer environment
• Enter to next page, look up on upper left corner you should see "Installer" near
the Apple menu.

• Two spaces over you should see Utilities. Click Utilities>Reset Password.
• Select your user name from the drop down list and reset your password.
• When you are done, simply exit the Reset Password and Installer and reboot.

• At the Login window, enter your new password and you should be back into your home User Administrator account.

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-- FORGOTTEN FILEVAULT PASSWORD--

Apple Support Link:
Help if you forgot FileVault password

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Regards,

-Mactechtrainer

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Used to work, now there's no video/picture. recognizes that it's connected, but nothing. replaced hard drive recently, was on Leopard before, now I'm back to Tiger OSX... how do I fix it???


ok , I suspect that the problem is not the changing of the Mac os from one to the other ..but the fact that when you reinstalled you lost the driver of the cammera for Mac Operating system ....you see...those web cams came on with drivers for microsoft OS in general ...and when you tried to put it using the original disc...it was useless ....probably someone provide you a driver for Mac before...and thats the reason that worked and now dont ...I found a dricer for Mac os ...probably it will fit...Im not sure cause Im do not use Mac ...but try it anyway ...and if it works...save it on a disk for future....
in any case let me know....! Good Luck !
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Good luck

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Mac OS 10.5 Leopard


two issues here..

compatibility of Epson with Leopard..and also the drivers will need to be postscript compatible..not an easy task.

http://tinyurl.com/6qcpgy

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