Frozen HD Transfer

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DrClovis, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. DrClovis macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2010
    Hey guys,

    wondering if you could help with a little problem I'm having.
    So the other day I was playing BF 2142, and my computer froze. This had happened before, usually just turning off and then back on fixes the problem.
    Unfortunately, upon restarting, it would stay at the grey loading screen, a bar would appear, load a while, and then turn off.

    After doing some googling on another computer I found this:

    He seemed to have had the same problems, but the steps only produced the same results until the successful disk repair. Not knowing what to do, and running off the snow leopard install disk, I opened disk utility, and told it to copy my HD onto an external one, it the hopes I could then reformat it.

    HOWEVER, I was dumb and plugged the external HD through my keyboard.
    It continues to increase the estimated time for completion, and after 2 days, it says it will take 9 days and 7 hours. -__-"

    The spinning wheel of death won't let me cancel the transfer, and there doesn't seem to be any kind of force quit option on the install disk.

    Is there anything I can do without just unplugging it? Or would unplugging it be harmless?

    Thanks alot,

  2. DrClovis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2010
    Some specs:
    2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo
    1GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    320GB HD

    OS 10.6.5 (I THINK, as mentioned the computer is frozen, so I can't check, but I'm pretty sure it's that.)

    The HD I'm transferring to is a 1TB Western Digital My Book for Mac (USB 2.0)

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