Disk Utility Secure Erase is Stalling and filling Disk

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by orbitalpunk, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. orbitalpunk macrumors 6502

    orbitalpunk

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    Would anyone know why the erase feature of disk utility would Stall and cause osx to warn me of my disk being full? Im doing a 7 pass erase and when i do it off the bootable DVD it stalls at 14 hours. I left it on over night and never changed. I also tried just isntalling osx and erasing free space and after about an hour or so osx will warning me my disk is full when in fact im only using 3 gigs for the OS only. its an iMac core 2 duo.

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Adelaide, Australia
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    Sounds like a dodgy hard disk. Might be time to take it back to Apple for a replacement. :eek:
     

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