Time Machine constantly screws up on me

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by maclover001, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    I have recently been getting the attached error alot. I ended up re-formatting the external hard drive which I keep TM backups on, but after a few days I get the message again. What could be the problem? I was hoping that when I updated to 10.5.5, the issue would go away.

    To be more specific, the external hard drive is a 500GB Western Digital 3.5" drive inside a generic USB enclosure. It's formatted as HFS+ Journaled.

    Can someone help me?

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  2. dual64bit macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2004
    Check the partition map, maybe it has something to do with it. Intel machines use GUID and PPC use APM
  3. Takeo Rey macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2008
    I just got a new 1TB external HD yesterday and had the same error when running Time Machine for the first time. I partitioned it into two hard drives. I had about less than 20 gigs left to copy, then I get the error. I wonder what I need to do to make it finish.

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