Quick Q: "Force Unmount" a Volume?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by dotnina, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    A little while ago I installed some software. Days later, the volume still shows up in Finder. Pressing the "eject" button has no effect; I get the error message "Volume could not be found ..." etc.

    So, is there a way to "force unmount" a volume, kinda like how there's a "force quit" for applications?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Log Out and Back In and/or Restart... if it's something that's hanging in finder, though sometimes a force quit of the Finder may work.

    Run Disk First Aid and fsck... if it's something that's messed up in the file system.
     
  3. dotnina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, thanks Sun Baked, that worked! I was starting to panic a little, since I had already restarted a few times, quit Finder, that sort of thing. Disk Utility wouldn't open, either ... but now everything works! It seems the fsck cleaned things up. :)
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Get in a habit of running Disk First Aid/fsck regularly (about once a month) -- should keep the problem/symptom you had from showing up.

    Though most people usually don't bother and end up watching the flashing question mark instead -- the worst end of the problem/symptoms.
     
  5. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    Well, the fact that you have to restart it to run fsck makes it a little less appealing as a monthly chore. Though I don't run in every month, but whenever I have to restart due to a software upate (can't remember when was the last time I had to restart for a freeze), I run fsck.
     

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