Disk Utility.app loading disks forever?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by zzzachi, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. zzzachi macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    fresh macbook pro 2016 with pre installed Sierra.

    Disk Utility.app is displaying "loading disks" forever on start.

    anybody got this too?
  2. MacGizmo macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2003
    I've had that issue in the past, but not under Sierra. That doesn't mean Disk Utility isn't still a hot mess, it pretty much always has been and I suspect will continue to be for a long time.
  3. zzzachi thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    a simple restart helped...
    but thats still a bit odd for such a basic utility

    one would think an apple developer could implement a timeout
    and an error(?) message if a program hangs or fails to load the disk information.
  4. shawny2005 macrumors newbie


    Sep 13, 2016
    it's an issue with fsck, a disk checking program running in the BG.

    if you kill that process, it will load.

    ps -ef | grep fsck
    kill -9 $TH?E_PROCESS_NUMBER
  5. JimmyJames75 macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2009
    I know this is old but it was driving me mad in Mojave too. Lots of googling, lots of trial and error and then I finally found the solution. For me it was OneDrive causing it. I removed it and kaboom, disk utility loads without issue. No need for constant reboots just to get into DU and no more hanging whilst my mac reboots.

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