Disk Utility.app loading disks forever?

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

  1. zzzachi macrumors member

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    Jun 16, 2012
    #1
    fresh macbook pro 2016 with pre installed Sierra.

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

    anybody got this too?
     
  2. MacGizmo macrumors 65816

    MacGizmo

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    Arizona
    #2
    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 member

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    #3
    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

    shawny2005

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    #4
    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
     

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