I Think Different
Well I really hoped the ideas you had would work because they were great. First unpluging and repluging my 30 gig hard drive which knowing macintosh should have worked but it didn't. The second post about HFS verses HFS+ I am still working on. I found out I can get it to load in os 9 and when I get info it says its formatted "extended". is this the same as HFS+? if its not, is there any way to make it so without loosing data? I guess thats a silly question but I would sure like to keep my 10 gigs of mp3s. How would I go about formatting it HFS+? is there a way to do that in osX? Maybe it has nothing to do with formatting so let me tell you once again my problem. my external 30 gig USB hard drive is visible in system profiler but it doesn't show up on the desktop when I swiched to osX. Thank you all for your time and know that I am not just running to you as soon as I have a problem, I have put probably 5 hours into this so any leads at all are really appreciated.