External Hard Drive Mounting Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by audio99, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. audio99 macrumors newbie

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    Jul 12, 2011
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    Hi everybody!

    Problem:
    My G Technologies external hard drive mounts inconsistently since the Pro Tools session I was working on today crashed. When it does manage to mount my Trash Bin on the dock fills up with trash automatically and this trash cannot be emptied.

    In addition I have been unable to even open up my external hard drive on the desktop once it has mounted--I get the infinite pinwheel of death! If it does open, I'll eventually get to a folder that upon opening also brings up the pinwheel of death. Each time this happens I am forced to manually shut down my computer. Any suggestions? You help would be GREATLY appreciated! Thank you in advance.

    I'm using a MacBook Pro with OSX 10.4.11 and it has a Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The ports I'm using with the external hard drive is Firewire 800.
     
  2. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

    deadwulfe

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    By chance, are you running Windows and deleted some files while in Windows? I so, you need to empty your trash in Windows to "fix" your filled trash on OSX problem.

    If not, sounds like a hard drive failure issue.
     

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