g5 finder crashes!?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by stevehaslip, May 10, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2004
    The Ocean Floor
    im getting p****d off with my g5. everytime i go to search for something in finder it crashes. yes thats right crash! the shame of it!! i type anything into either the finder windows search box in the top right of the window or do a search by pusing apple+f and within seconds i get the spinning colour wheel thing and nothing responds. i cant click on anything and i cant hit apple+alt+esc to bring up the force quit window. i have no other option except to do a hard reboot. i tried searching in just my home folder for a file i knew was there and it worked fine. but everytime i try and search the whole hard drive it crashes. i thought macs didnt crash!!! it cant be that my 160gb drive is too big for finder because it used to work just fine!
    i tried repairing disc permissions and doing the sudo daily, weekly and monthly tasks. and the same kind of crash happened in the middle of the weekly tasks!!!
    its really p***ing me off that i cant even do a simple search of the whole computer! i thought that finder in panther was meant to be multi-threaded?
    please someone suggest something to help!
  2. macrumors 65816

    Apr 28, 2004
    it sounds like you hard drive has a defect in it, and whenever you try to do a search the drive gets stuck in that portion and the OS locks up. think of it like a really bad gouge in a CD or DVD. I have a G4 with 120 and 80 gb internal drives and they both run great, searches of either drive are done in a few seconds, with 200,000+ files.

    if its under apple care, get a replacement drive.

    if it's not, buy a new one, or try a disk repair utility like TechTool Pro (i think?)
  3. macrumors 68000


    Mar 29, 2003

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