Does this seem a little odd!!?

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  1. mauly macrumors 6502

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  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I suppose you are referring to the fact the dropdown is greyed out? No, that is not odd - you can't erase/format the boot volume.
     
  3. eva01 macrumors 601

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    well the hours till the disk is erased....you may be alive when that is finished :p if you live for another 136 years
     
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    Oh that! this is a bit odd.
     
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    Thank you Steve! :)
     
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    kingjr3- I havent seen Mr yuck in years! Thanks for the flashback.
     
  9. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    It does seem quite weird that you're erasing your only boot volume while booted from it. Infact, I know that's impossible, so yes, very weird indeed.
     
  10. mauly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Isn't it just the free space!!? thats being erased!!?
     
  11. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Yes. At least, one hopes. When did that feature get added to Disk Utility? I'd never noticed it before.

    And obviously something went wrong with the process or it started very quickly then stalled, causing the calculation to break.

    Question: Did it stall completely at that point (with the hours ticking up continuously and no disk access) or is it actually doing something and just the count is wrong?

    If it appears stalled but the disk is active, one possibility is that there are bad sectors on the disk and the OS accessing them is causing the disk to run through its (usually slow) recovery process.
     
  12. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    Stuffit expander does this to me sometimes. I'm unzipping a 50 MB file and it says 1,589,384 Days and then three seconds later it stops!
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    That's nothing... :p
     

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  14. mauly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    About 5 minutes after I posted... it completed, so all was good...
     
  15. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Consider it your retro reminder to keep dangerous chemicals out of reach of children... :)
     
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    I've had this...
     

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