time machine crashes please help

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  1. amd1428 macrumors member

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    hi guys

    i had this macbook pro 15 inch for a year and a half

    it is 10.5.8 which is leopard

    i love it there is absolutely no problem with it

    till i got a 1 tb external hard drive
    i want to use time machine to back up my computer but in the middle or the beginning of the backing up process it shows me the GRAY WINDOW which says you must hold the restart button for several seconds for the computer to shut down
    it several languages

    it happens with me every time
    and i am very frustrated with it
    please help
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. amd1428 thread starter macrumors member

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    first of all

    i know its not not the external hard drive
    because i just switched it with a whole different hard drive and still the same problem

    what happens is this

    i plug it in

    and click back up

    it starts backing up

    a small window showing me the progress

    and the after a while

    the window pops up and the computer freezes


    and i only saw this screen when this happens
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    If it is not the HDD, then what exact external HDD enclosure do you use and how is it connected?
    I had a USB stick once, that brought my Mac to crash, though never an external HDD, be it self made or prefabricated.
     
  5. amd1428 thread starter macrumors member

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    it is a
    wd my passport

    that is the name of the brand and company

    and it is connected by a usb cable to a min usb

    search it in google images and you will be able to find it
     
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  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Is that WD (Western Digital) My Passport HDD the enclosure you use or just the second HDD you tried or is it the first and second HDD you tried or is it two different drives but you tested them differently?


    Btw, bumping is frowned upon.
    If you could wait one and a half years, another 23 minutes or even six hours shouldn't be that much of a problem.

    Btw 2, there are other options to back up, look at CarbonCopyCloner for example.

    Btw 3, have you taken a look at the links I provided?
    Especially the one titled "Mac OS X: How to log a kernel panic" could help, if you would post the results.
    And in between waiting: http://www.google.com/cse?cx=011016...e:forums.macrumors.com&hl=en&as_qdr=all&meta=
     

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