Finder freezing up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by metalgearmac, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. metalgearmac macrumors member

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    I have my brothers computer in firewire target disk mode. When I try to access the powerbooks harddrive finder keeps freezing or (not responding) on my computer. I'm very frustrated can someone please help.
     
  2. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    Does your brothers computer start up normally by itself and get to the desktop? If there are problems with the disk I'm wondering if that could be causing your computer to stop responding.
     
  3. metalgearmac thread starter macrumors member

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    As a matter of fact his comp is messed up and the reason I'm trying to connect is to reinstall os x.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, a failed hard drive would freeze Finder like this. :(
     
  5. metalgearmac thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok that is bad but I have accessed it successfully before. Though it is a possibility it is damaged.
     
  6. metalgearmac thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok I was just in firewire target disk mode and looking around in some folders and sure enough finder locks up. So I pull out the firewire cable and finder is alright. So I guess there is something wrong with my bros harddrive.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Hopefully you shutdown down your computer before you yanked out the cable..

    If not, you most likely incurred further damage to it. :cool:

    edit: massive misspellings
     
  8. metalgearmac thread starter macrumors member

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  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe get what you can from it and then use the OSX disks to reformat (and maybe even write zeroes to) the drive. :)
     
  10. metalgearmac thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok I will try. If anyone has any other suggestions please send them my way.
     

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