Mac freezes everytime I plug in external HDD. Have to do Force restart.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Clandest, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Clandest macrumors member

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    Hey, I have an external HDD that I use mainly for my pc, and I've switched files between the PC and Mac multiple times before with the external HDD. Now when I try to, when I plug the USB into my MBP a bar starting from top to bottom pops up and tells me I must hold the power button. Does anyone know what is causing this?

    Thanks
     
  2. mknawabi macrumors 6502

    mknawabi

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    #2
    Open up your apps folder, go to Utilities, and open Console.
    Check the system.log and seek to the time you plugged in the HD. Note any error messages
     
  3. Clandest thread starter macrumors member

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    umm, I guess this is around the time.

    2/16/09 5:36:35 PM com.apple.launchctl.System[2] BootCacheControl: could not open /var/db/BootCache.playlist: No such file or directory
    2/16/09 5:33:21 PM com.apple.launchd[70] (0x100f70.VersionCueCS3monitor) Failed to check-in!
    2/16/09 5:36:35 PM com.apple.launchctl.System[2] BootCacheControl: could not unlink playlist /var/db/BootCache.playlist: Unknown error: -1
    2/16/09 5:36:36 PM com.apple.launchctl.System[2] launchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init.d/dashboardadvisoryd.plist
    2/16/09 5:36:36 PM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.adobe.versioncueCS3) Unknown key: ServiceDescription
    2/16/09 5:36:36 PM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.blued) Unknown key for boolean: EnableTransactions
    2/16/09 5:36:36 PM com.apple.launchd[1] (org.cups.cupsd) Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    2/16/09 5:36:36 PM com.apple.launchd[1] (org.ntp.ntpd) Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    2/16/09 5:37:00 PM org.ntp.ntpd[14] Error : nodename nor servname provided, or not known
    2/16/09 5:37:15 PM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.UserEventAgent-LoginWindow[67]) Exited: Terminated
    2/16/09 5:37:15 PM com.apple.launchctl.Aqua[77] launchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init_per_user.d/com.adobe.versioncueCS3.monitor.plist
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    I don't think that error log is going to help much. Do any other USB devices crash this Mac? Do you have another USB cable you can try?
     
  5. Clandest thread starter macrumors member

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    nope, I can connect my iPhone with no problems.
     
  6. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    Are you running 10.5.6, and did you recently jailbreak your iPhone?
     
  7. Clandest thread starter macrumors member

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    i am using 1.0.5.6 and I recently jailbreaked someone elses phone.
     
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