Device Removal Warning After Sleep

fenway824

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Oct 9, 2006
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Yesterday I added an external hard drive to my G4 desktop running Panther. I don't have any automated backup programme running. Yet every time I wake up my computer after sleep I get a device removal warning even though I have disconnected nothing. Why is this happening and how can I stop it?
 

Swarmlord

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Sep 18, 2006
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What kind of drive is it and how is it connected? I just an external Maxtor drive on mine connected via the Firewire connector and never see this behavior. I can leave the computer plugged in and running for days and not have the hard drive dismount.

Check to see if the drive is going into sleep mode after no use and thereby disconnecting.
 

fenway824

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Oct 9, 2006
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Re: Device Removal After Sleep

Swarmlord said:
What kind of drive is it and how is it connected? I just an external Maxtor drive on mine connected via the Firewire connector and never see this behavior. I can leave the computer plugged in and running for days and not have the hard drive dismount.

Check to see if the drive is going into sleep mode after no use and thereby disconnecting.
It's an Iomega USB. Actually, I should add I've also had this same problem when I leave flash drives plugged in and my computer goes to sleep. When I used to use zip drives, this never occurred.
 

2nyRiggz

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Aug 20, 2005
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Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
It happens with USB/firewire drives....sometime when you wake the computer up it takes a little bit longer for the external to mount again and the computer sees it as it being disconnected wrong but it will mount itself once again. My LaCie drive does it sometimes.



Bless
 

fenway824

macrumors newbie
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Oct 9, 2006
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2nyRiggz said:
It happens with USB/firewire drives....sometime when you wake the computer up it takes a little bit longer for the external to mount again and the computer sees it as it being disconnected wrong but it will mount itself once again. My LaCie drive does it sometimes.



Bless
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