new hard drive results in computer freezing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nutterrr, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. nutterrr macrumors newbie

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    #1
    about a week ago i got a maxtor 300gb hard drive to put in my dual g4 MDD
    all seems well, until a couple days ago
    when i try to access the drive from safari to load something to the net
    or something similar to that
    and even just trying to access it occasionaly
    and once it did it out of no where, not doing anything
    everything locks up and i have to restart
    anyone have any idea whats going on?
    i have 2 drives now, 1 80gb, and this 300gb
    the 80gb has all the important stuff
    and the 300gb has just video files and such

    thanks
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe jump back into your G4 and make sure there are no loose connections. Also, use Disk Utility in the Utilities folder to verify the disk. :)
     
  3. nutterrr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    connections are good
    and the disk is verified
    like i said i can get into the drive, sae to it, and take stuff from it
    but sometimes the computer locks up when i try to use it
    probably 15-20% of the time i use it
     
  4. nutterrr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i talked to my cousin about it who is a pc/linux user
    he had a similar problem once and found it was a faulty/not powerful enough power supply

    i wondered if this could be the problem in my case?
    but i havnt seen any power supply upgrades for my mac
    and i dont believe just any power supply would work

    please, any help would be appreciated
     
  5. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Do you do any update recently? Also I would try a different browser and see what happens then
     
  6. nutterrr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i update when ever theres a new update

    when it happens the computer locks up and i have to shut itdown manualy
    it has done it in more then one app.
    FCP, photoshop, safari, finder, and aim
    it doesnt happen everytime
    just randomly when i go to get something off the drive
     
  7. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Have you reseated the pram. Also check your ram. It might be loose when you put in the new HHD
     
  8. law guy macrumors 6502a

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    What year? I have read that there is a limit on the drive size (137 GB) up through the 2001 quick silver PM G4 (fixable with after market card), but you indicate a MDD model. I just wanted to check and make sure your machine didn't fall in this category. Often when there's a question on the G4, I recommend a site I've found some tips on www.power-mac-g4.com. They have some good reset tips and notes on some known issues.
     

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