iMac shuts down after I empty the trash

Discussion in 'iMac' started by memo90061, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. memo90061 macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have an external hard drive connected to my iMac and whenever I want to delete something from the hard drive the iMac gets a gray box message saying it needs to shut down and then it just turns off. How can I delete those files without getting that message?
     
  2. Feva macrumors newbie

    Feva

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    #2
    can you move the files off the hd and onto your desktop?
    then delete from desktop..

    Right click and get info on the HD, what format is it?

    can you try deleting files off another external hd/usb stick..?
     
  3. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

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  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    This sounds like a kernel panic. Any chance you can post your logs here?
     
  5. memo90061 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I have been reading and it is a kernel panic. How do I post the log or from where? Sorry. I don't know much.
     

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