eMac freezes after hard drive installation

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by latergator116, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. latergator116 macrumors 68000

    latergator116

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    I recently installed a new 250 GB hard drive in my 800MHZ emac. I did
    a nice clean install of 10.4 on it and all was going well. The problem
    is that it randomly freezes after about 10 or 20 minutes. Mouse locks up, keyboard doesn't work. I
    tried pinging it from another computer and there was no response. I
    hold the power button in to shut it down and when it reboots it works
    fine for a while and then freezes again. I checked the console and it
    had this:
    Mac OS X Version 10.4 (Build 8A428)
    2006-02-10 20:36:25 -0500
    2006-02-10 20:36:26.072 loginwindow[84] FSResolveAliasWithMountFlags
    returned err = -1407
    I ran the disk utilty checks and they come up clean. I have tried
    reinstalling os x with no luck. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

    shadowmoses

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    I did a har drive upgrade on my old eMac 800mhz ATI graphics and it all went fine no crashing, I think the hard drive could not be liked by OS X, other than that i cannot see any reasons why it shouldnt work..... What hard drive brand are you using??

    Shadow
     
  3. latergator116 thread starter macrumors 68000

    latergator116

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    It's a Seagate Barracuda.... I guess my next step will be to install the old hard drive and see if it still freezes, because I can't think of anything else.
     
  4. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    I know its a bugger man, installing a har drive in an eMac is a long job and a dangerous one if you dont know what you are doing due to the CRT...I am betting its a bad drive I used a 200gb seagate barracuda and mine was fine....Try using a maxtor or a Samsung Spinpoint if you can exchange yourt seagate for one....

    Another thing I would stay away from seagate's although they have never failed me they make a weird seeking spinning noise, the best drives in my opinion are samsung's.

    SHadow
     
  5. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    I agree that Samsung's are the best hard drives. Installed one in my HP laptop and is much quieter than theh Hitachi it replaced. I have a Maxtor 40GB in my eMac and it's a pretty decent hard drive. It's slow at 5400rpm and 2MB Cache, but hasn't caused me any problems in the year and 4 months I've had my eMac. Good luck on fixing your HD problem! :)
     
  6. latergator116 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So, I put the old hard drive back in and it seems to be working fine now. Now the question is, do you think the 250gb drive is bad or is it a compatibility issue of some sorts?
     
  7. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    It may be that the machine doesnt support LBA48 drives. (Drives bigger than 137GB)
     
  8. macpurc macrumors newbie

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    Pram

    I had the same problem with my MacBook Pro. resetting the PRAM solved it. Reboot while holding down Command Option P R
     

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