Time Machine has been "Preparing Backup" for about 4 hours

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by shmutheprophet, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. shmutheprophet macrumors regular

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    Time Machine has not stopped "Preparing backup" for a really long time. I tried rebooting and nothing changed. I have a 500GB external PATA plugged into the Firewire port on my 2.4 ghz penryn macbook pro. Does anybody know whats up with this?
     
  2. mechasquid macrumors member

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    i slapped leopard on my powerbook last night and had the same problem.
    i just deleted everything on my external hard drive, and then clicked backup now, and it worked right away :)
     

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