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External HDD not mounting or appearing in disk utility but has worked


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I think I'm having a similar problem with my ext HDDs... I have a Maxtor 150GB One-Touch a Firelite 100GB AND a Firelite 160GB that was bought to replace the first drive and all of them light up, spin up but do not mount, even when trying in Disk Utility...
I get messages like this when I try to repair or verify the disks, which do show up in Disk Utility...

Verifying volume “MAXTOR 150 GB”
Checking HFS Plus volume.
Checking Extents Overflow file.
Checking Catalog file.
Invalid node structure_
The volume MAXTOR 150 GB needs to be repaired.

Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

1 HFS volume checked
Volume needs repair


Verify and Repair disk “MAXTOR 150 GB”
Checking HFS Plus volume.
Checking Extents Overflow file.
Checking Catalog file.
Invalid node structure_
Volume check failed.

Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


1 HFS volume checked
1 volume could not be repaired because of an error


I am just about to try to find them on an ancient PC I have with XP on it, but will re-installing Tiger (I have a G4 iBook) perhaps do the trick, if a recent update is messing things up??

QUICK UPDATE - just plugged the Maxtor into the PC and although I get a message bubble informing me "This device would work better with USB 2.0" and I see the taskbar logo to allow me to stop and safely disconnect the drive, it does not show up when I search for it in "My Computer"

Where's the right-click button?
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This is absolutely the 10.5.7 update I did. It stopped working after the update and is in perfect physical condition.
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