Hi all, I've got a bit of a pickle that I can't quite wrap my head around. I'm hoping somebody on the forums here can help with my particular situation. And I know it's something that's been posted hundreds of times on forums all over the internet, but none of them can really answer my questions to the specificity that I'm really looking for. Here goes. I'm running a late 2008 Mac Pro with OSX 10.7.5 and a few weeks ago I had had enough of the myriad problems I was having with both Final Cut Pro 7 and Pro Tools 10. So I did a clean install of the same version of OSX, reinstalled everything, etc. Since then, I've been having a couple of problems that I think might be connected. The first, as you might guess, is the FCP general error. It happens after I've got FCP open for roughly 1.5 - 2 hours. Everything works fine up until around that same time frame, and then any saves and renders I try to do are interrupted by the general error. The second problem, which I actually noticed first, was that various different external hard drives would refuse to eject. First it happened with a USB 2.0 portable SSD, and then it happened with two of my G-Drives, both on Firewire 800. Again, I could work for a little while on these drives and eject as I pleased, but after a certain period of time they just refused to eject properly. As far as the standard fixes, I've tried deleting my render files and re-rendering the sequence, but that's it. Reason being, I don't think it's really an FCP issue. I think it's an OS issue. I'm editing on my main 4TB G-Drive, and to me it makes sense that if the OS can't eject the HD after a certain period of time, FCP can't edit from the HD after a certain period of time, the same issues happen across multiple HDs, and these issues have only been happening since I reinstalled my OS, then it has to be the OS that's the problem. So then, how can I fix the OS? It's frustrating enough working inside FCP to fix issues, but I have no knowledge of fixing such a strange problem inside OSX. Does anybody have any thoughts on what I'm describing? The simplest way to take on these problems may be to just reinstall the OS again, but that would require almost an entire day of no productivity on any of my projects, and I'd rather try to find more specific solutions before I take that route. I appreciate any ideas or thoughts on the issue, and I'll gladly provide more info as needed. Thanks!