External Hard Drive Mounting Issues

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

  1. audio99 macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2011
    Hi everybody!

    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


    Feb 18, 2010
    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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