Finder hangs on boot up

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by stringzz, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. stringzz macrumors member

    stringzz

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    I have a new 2.8 single quad core Mac Pro. I have a HD on Bay 2 that I have partitioned with Boot Camp and have a ntfs partition with Win XP. Lately, I have noticed sometimes when I log into my account that Finder hangs with the beach ball and it looks like Finder can't find the WinXP partition. The beach ball hangs in Finder, but I can run other applications. I have tried to force quit Finder with no luck in hopes of reseting it. I eventually have to do a hard reset.

    Any ideas why this would be happening?
     
  2. stringzz thread starter macrumors member

    stringzz

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    I still get this issue, and it's really frustrating! I bought a MAC because the OS is supposed to be stable, yet it's like I am dealing with Vista here.

    Is the Bootcamp partition causing the issue? My bootcamp partition is using NTFS, does this cause issues for osX?
     
  3. tugger macrumors regular

    tugger

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    Does it happen consistently?

    Have you considered that the drive may be faulty or there may be a bad sector? Have you run a disk utility program to check the drive's integrity?

    Have you tried a Boot Camp and Windows re-install?
     
  4. stringzz thread starter macrumors member

    stringzz

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    It happens around 25% of the time, and then I can't quit and restart finder, nor can I restart, I have to hold the power button to restart the computer.

    I'll check the disk.
     

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