Disk Utility - Can't stop a Repair

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  1. txduggan, Jan 8, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2014

    txduggan macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2014

    I know we have a suspect external LaCie 2 TB drive. Started a Repair on the drive and it did not complete nor give any ongoing status for about 3 hours.

    I tried stopping the repair, but it did not stop. The History window shows "Stopped by user," but the repair keeps going.

    The blue/white barber pole still spins, drive access light blinks, but I'm going on close to 8 hours now without any type of results.

    Being an old IBM mainframer, I'm apprehensive about terminating Disk Utility if anything in the drive is still spinning....

    Thoughts and help please?

    Much thanks!

  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    The best option is to force quit disk utlility. I understand your hesitation but I don't think you'd be doing any harm. Most likely there's something wrong that DU can't fix.

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