Macbook freezing, shut down external drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WillMak, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    Hey my macbook's finder is "not responding" so I have to do a cold boot and can't dismount my external harddrive. What's the healtheir option for my external HD? shut it off and cold restart macbook or leave it on and cold reboot macbook?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I think it's probably six of one, half a dozen of the other. I don't think it'd matter. However, to see that your external drive isn't the cause of the problem, try unplugging it when Finder freezes up. A bugger external (or network) drive can crash Finder quite easily. Of course, give Finder some time before unplugging the external because sometimes the frozen appearance is just Finder's way of working with the external. :)

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