External drive freezing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by poorlytoldjoke, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. poorlytoldjoke macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2006
    I have a problem with my external drive freezing quite often. It also freezes finder in the process. Is there any way to take care of that process? When I restart finder, I lose my desktop, and finder still won't work. Any ideas outside of rebooting?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Verify and maybe repair your external disk in Disk Utility. If that doesn't help, would reformatting it be convenient? :)

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