Continuous System Crashes / Failures

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Keano2416, May 7, 2010.

  1. Keano2416 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I have just received my 3rd "You need to restart your computer" fatal message in 10 minutes, and I believe that it might have something to do with my external harddrive. I have attached the recent error log jut below:










    It would be great if someone could help me out.
     
  2. displaced macrumors 65816

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    This section:

    Code:
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.filesystems.ntfs(3.2)@0x5b586000->0x5b5e5fff
    
    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: umount
    
    Is the clue. Looks like you were trying to eject (unmount/umount) the drive when the kernel panic occurred.

    The hard drive is clearly formatted using the Windows NTFS filesystem. Since the kernel extension is the standard Apple-supplied one, we can't blame a third-party NTFS driver. So, there must be something about the filesystem on that drive to make the Apple NTFS driver die so spectacularly.

    I'd suppose that the NTFS filesystem on that drive has some corruption which is tripping up the driver. Can you connect the drive to a Windows PC and run a 'chkdsk' command on it to repair any problems? It'd be best to use a Windows machine for those repairs, since the filesystem's native to Windows.

    Good luck!
     

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