External drive freezing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by poorlytoldjoke, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. poorlytoldjoke macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have a problem with my external drive freezing quite often. It also freezes finder in the process. Is there any way to take care of that process? When I restart finder, I lose my desktop, and finder still won't work. Any ideas outside of rebooting?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Verify and maybe repair your external disk in Disk Utility. If that doesn't help, would reformatting it be convenient? :)
     

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