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Old 11-07-2009, 09:27 AM
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Angry One of my FireWire drives fails to boot...

I know that this is the wrong forum to post this question however I have come to rely on the citizens of the ShirtPocket World to provide their experience and knowledge.

I have one ( bad ) FireWire Drive that simply will not boot up OS 10 or 9 from my G4 PowerMac.

Any ideas/suggestions?
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:28 AM
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What brand/model of drive is it?
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:31 AM
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What brand/model of drive is it?
Not sure but I'll see if i can take it apart: I know the enclosure but don't know who's drive .

Just for greater certainty I am going to reformat the drive and install Tiger to see if it boots.

The crazy thing ( to me it's crazy ) is that Apple Disk Utility and the StartUp preference panel see's the FireWired drive having OS Tiger but the drive will not boot. What's that all about?
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Some drive cases -- more specifically the bridge chipset used -- don't support startup. This sounds like one of those cases.
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:20 AM
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Some drive cases -- more specifically the bridge chipset used -- don't support startup. This sounds like one of those cases.
Didn't have enough time today: short by about 12 hours.

I had to prepare some CD's for a client immediately after a recording sessions: she wanted them for demo session she was attending Monday.
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