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    Default Mac freezes when using external HD !

    Well, this happens all the time. I have a 500 Gig SeaGate SATA and I could not write to it as it was formatted with NTFS on my earlier Windows laptop. So, I was copying all the files to another HFS+ on the same drive so that I could format the partition 1 with HFS+ and move the data back. But It copied 40% of the files and the Mac frooze. Force Quit, Restarting Finder, nothing worded. I even pressed Log Out, Reboot, etc. but it was frozen. However I could open apps like iCal. But could not quit any of them or Log off/reboot.

    As soon as I unplugged the HD, it started working fine, all commands were executed and the apps exited and immediately it logged off and rebooted !


    Was just wondering whats the issue......
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    is your HD compatible with your mac os x? try connecting it and formatting it from your mac
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefalloftroy View Post
    is your HD compatible with your mac os x? try connecting it and formatting it from your mac
    Yes. It is compatible. I formated the partition 1 to HFS+ from my Mac itself.
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    have you tried on a different mac, or with a different HDD? maybe the problem is your HDD or the USB/FireWire port
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefalloftroy View Post
    have you tried on a different mac, or with a different HDD? maybe the problem is your HDD or the USB/FireWire port
    No, other HDs work fine with my Mac so the ports are ok. But haven't tried the HD with a different Mac as I only have one.
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    go to windows and delete the partition. and (Don't format It) Then Put it on you're apple and then try to format it. Also Let it run over the nigt that me work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigjake52 View Post
    go to windows and delete the partition. and (Don't format It) Then Put it on you're apple and then try to format it. Also Let it run over the nigt that me work
    Its HFS+ so cant use it with Windows and also cant format it- have Important data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jashsayani View Post
    But It copied 40% of the files and the Mac frooze. Force Quit, Restarting Finder, nothing worded. I even pressed Log Out, Reboot, etc. but it was frozen. However I could open apps like iCal. But could not quit any of them or Log off/reboot.

    As soon as I unplugged the HD, it started working fine, all commands were executed and the apps exited and immediately it logged off and rebooted !
    Hate to say it, but this happens every once and a while in the Mac OS in exactly the way you're describing: any application that tries to read from the affected disk locks up and can not be quit without that disk being disconnected. It's a known issue and at the moment there isn't a solution. Try the copy again, it's a fairly uncommon (and random) problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PathDaemon View Post
    Hate to say it, but this happens every once and a while in the Mac OS in exactly the way you're describing: any application that tries to read from the affected disk locks up and can not be quit without that disk being disconnected. It's a known issue and at the moment there isn't a solution. Try the copy again, it's a fairly uncommon (and random) problem.
    Ok. Hope to see a fix soon....
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