Time Machine not doing anything.. HELP!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Arkanok, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. Arkanok macrumors 6502a

    Arkanok

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    I turned my external drive on, let it be for a short time, and looked in the finder window only to notice that time machine appeared to still be backing up! So I opened my System Preferences, and into the time machine settings. The progress bar just seemed to be stuck on "Preparing" and not really going anywhere. So I stopped it, restarted the computer, and retried the backup... Guess what? Same thing happened. Its still just stuck on "Preparing".

    Can anybody help me please?
     
  2. Bigtree macrumors 6502

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  3. Arkanok thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Arkanok

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    Lacie 500gb USB 2.0.
     
  4. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

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    I know that the first time I opened time machine and it started it's first backup it took about 3 hours to back up everything. After the initial backup, it only takes a minute to do backups.
     

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