Disk Utility Secure Erase is Stalling and filling Disk

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by orbitalpunk, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. orbitalpunk macrumors 6502


    Aug 14, 2006
    Would anyone know why the erase feature of disk utility would Stall and cause osx to warn me of my disk being full? Im doing a 7 pass erase and when i do it off the bootable DVD it stalls at 14 hours. I left it on over night and never changed. I also tried just isntalling osx and erasing free space and after about an hour or so osx will warning me my disk is full when in fact im only using 3 gigs for the OS only. its an imac core 2 duo.

    Thanks for any help
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Sounds like a dodgy hard disk. Might be time to take it back to Apple for a replacement. :eek:

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