Help, forgot password, OS 9 ?


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Help, forgot password, OS 9 ?

Postby Sarah_Sonderson » Sun, 13 Jul 2008 12:52:22 GMT

Hi, I had to pull out my old Mac G3 desktop running OS 9, to work with
some very old data. There is an external hard drive attached to it via
SCSI cable. It does not see the hard drive. It's been a long time
since I used this Mac and I seem to have forgotten everything about it
and OS 9.

Any suggestions on how to see the hard drive and the data on it? The
hard drive was turned on when the mac booted.

Thanks very much in advance for any ideas....

Re: Help, forgot password, OS 9 ?

Postby Zonta » Sun, 13 Jul 2008 15:48:10 GMT

I run a G3, see if these will help.
Run Apple's DiskFirstAid/Disk Utility to see if it sees the external
hard drive, if it's there but couldn't mount, probably a directory
error, try fixing it from there. If it doesn't see the drive, may be ID
was set wrong, may be termination was inadequate, may be cable is not
connected correctly. All fails, may be the external hard drive's
interface failed, you can try installing the hard drive directly into
the Mac and see if that will help.
Good luck.

In article

Re: Help, forgot password, OS 9 ?

Postby Michael Vilain » Mon, 14 Jul 2008 16:33:44 GMT

In article <110720082348100845% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

If the disk isn't "seen" when you startup nor is it seen by 
DiskFirstAid, it's toast.  It's not responding to the very basic mount 
or INQUIRE commands.  At best you may be able to recover it with some of 
the various filesystem repair utilities like TechToolPro 4 (munged file 
system and disk directories), DiskWarrior (disk directories) or 
DataRescue (munged file system) or FileSalvage (munged file system).

I suspect you're totally hosed here and unless you want to spend the big 
bucks for a drive recovery specialist for very little in the way of 
return, you're best bet is to move on and start over.  That disk is gone.

It would now be a good time to start thinking about backups.

DeeDee, don't press that button!  DeeDee!  NO!  Dee...
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Re: Help, forgot password, OS 9 ?

Postby cw » Wed, 16 Jul 2008 07:09:26 GMT

In article 

There was a utility for OS9 called SCSI Probe, which often would allow 
mounting of a volume that "Disk First Aid" would not see or mount.
Probably available still but might take some searching.

cw in MI

Re: Help, forgot password, OS 9 ?

Postby Bruce in alaska » Thu, 17 Jul 2008 03:24:04 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

If you need a copy of SCSI Probe, I can supply it....

Bruce in alaska
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