View Full Version : g5 finder crashes!?

May 10, 2004, 11:38 AM
im getting p****d off with my g5. everytime i go to search for something in finder it crashes. yes thats right crash! the shame of it!! i type anything into either the finder windows search box in the top right of the window or do a search by pusing apple+f and within seconds i get the spinning colour wheel thing and nothing responds. i cant click on anything and i cant hit apple+alt+esc to bring up the force quit window. i have no other option except to do a hard reboot. i tried searching in just my home folder for a file i knew was there and it worked fine. but everytime i try and search the whole hard drive it crashes. i thought macs didnt crash!!! it cant be that my 160gb drive is too big for finder because it used to work just fine!
i tried repairing disc permissions and doing the sudo daily, weekly and monthly tasks. and the same kind of crash happened in the middle of the weekly tasks!!!
its really p***ing me off that i cant even do a simple search of the whole computer! i thought that finder in panther was meant to be multi-threaded?
please someone suggest something to help!

May 10, 2004, 12:01 PM
it sounds like you hard drive has a defect in it, and whenever you try to do a search the drive gets stuck in that portion and the OS locks up. think of it like a really bad gouge in a CD or DVD. I have a G4 with 120 and 80 gb internal drives and they both run great, searches of either drive are done in a few seconds, with 200,000+ files.

if its under apple care, get a replacement drive.

if it's not, buy a new one, or try a disk repair utility like TechTool Pro (i think?)

May 10, 2004, 12:30 PM
More info here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=836345#post836345), so perhaps abandon this thread...