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I plug in my external hard drive and I get a Kernal Error


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I have a former three hundred and twenty gigabyte internal hard drive from western digital (Scorpio Black), that I reformatted into an external hard drive. I also have a lovely one terabyte external hard drive from Seagate, that has a detachable usb cable plus hard drive mount plug in, which happens to perfectly fit my former internal hard drive. So I put two and two together and for awhile four was bliss. The three hundred and twenty gigabyte drive was working perfectly as an external drive. Then something went wrong. I may have accidentally partially incorrectly sent the three hundred and twenty gigabyte drive as a RAID (before knowing really what it was). I know I should not have even been messing with it but I saw it in the disk utility and I was slightly curious as to what it was, but did not want to risk my internal hard drive of my current laptop, but I am not even sure that is the source of the problem, but I figured the more info on the situation the better and a better chance of getting it fixed, so I admit my mistake. Anyway, when I plug my three hundred and twenty gigabyte drive in it dims the entire screen locking it and tells me to hold the power button until the laptop shuts down and to restart. upon restart and login, after unplugging the three hundred and twenty gigabyte drive's usb plug from the laptop or we get no where but an other dim gray screen telling me to once again hold down the power button to shut down, I get a little screen informing me my laptop was forced to shut down (What a shock I would have never guessed) then it gives me this lovely long report that I have no idea what means:

Interval Since Last Panic Report: 142302 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 2
Anonymous UUID: 6DF90610-8093-4A26-B3F8-1D172C5F7EA1

Fri Apr 1 17:47:47 2011
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2aab59): Kernel trap at 0x59cf2d7e, type 0=divide error, registers:
CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x52cf9000, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000668
EAX: 0x00000001, EBX: 0x00000000, ECX: 0x00000000, EDX: 0x00000000
CR2: 0x52cf9000, EBP: 0x58cdbb58, ESI: 0x00000000, EDI: 0x00000000
EFL: 0x00010246, EIP: 0x59cf2d7e, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00850010
Error code: 0x00000000

Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x58cdb958 : 0x21b510 (0x5d9514 0x58cdb98c 0x223978 0x0)
0x58cdb9a8 : 0x2aab59 (0x59aeec 0x59cf2d7e 0x0 0x59affa)
0x58cdba88 : 0x2a09b8 (0x58cdbaa0 0x8fc0c60 0x58cdbb58 0x59cf2d7e)
0x58cdba98 : 0x59cf2d7e (0xe 0x48 0x10 0x10)
0x58cdbb58 : 0x59cea9f5 (0x1000 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x58cdbc18 : 0x59cee4e7 (0x8f73e00 0x8f5ab20 0x7153f000 0x4a)
0x58cdbc78 : 0x59ce4bc8 (0x8f23f00 0x8f73e00 0x7153f000 0x4a)
0x58cdbcc8 : 0x11e2f86 (0x8f73e00 0x8f73e00 0x7153f000 0x4a)
0x58cdbd18 : 0x59ce1575 (0x8f73e00 0x8f73e00 0x7153f000 0x4a)
0x58cdbd58 : 0x59ce19f5 (0x8f73e00 0x59cf30d4 0x59cf30c0 0x59ceab4b)
0x58cdbd88 : 0x59ce263d (0x8f73e00 0x0 0x8f73e00 0x0)
0x58cdbda8 : 0x59ce387c (0x8f30500 0x8f73e00 0x8fc3f80 0x0)
0x58cdbde8 : 0x59ce1a0f (0x8f30500 0x8ef4400 0x59cf30c0 0x10001)
0x58cdbe18 : 0x54181e (0x8ef4400 0x8730400 0x1 0x504756)
0x58cdbe78 : 0x53fa53 (0x8730400 0x8ef4400 0x8f4d400 0x8f9cce0)
0x58cdbf28 : 0x53ffe4 (0x8730400 0x8f4a7c0 0x0 0x514354)
0x58cdbf78 : 0x541c93 (0x8730400 0x8 0x58cdbfac 0x1)
0x58cdbfc8 : 0x2a06dc (0x8f2c480 0x0 0x2a06eb 0x84923d4)
Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):
com.apple.driver.AppleRAID(4.0.6)@0x59cdf000->0x59cf9fff
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily(1.6.2)@0x11d1000
com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily(1.6.2)@0x11d1000->0x11e8fff

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

Mac OS version:
10J869

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.7.0: Sat Jan 29 15:17:16 PST 2011; root:xnu-1504.9.37~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacBookPro7,1 (Mac-F222BEC8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 30482852101
unloaded kexts:
(none)
loaded kexts:
com.seagate.driver.PowSecLeafDriver_10_5 5.0.1
com.seagate.driver.PowSecLeafDriver_10_4 5.0.1
com.seagate.driver.PowSecDriverCore 5.0.1
com.apple.driver.AppleRAID 4.0.6 - last loaded 30467435129
com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 1.9.9f12
com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver 1.2.0
com.apple.driver.InternalModemSupport 2.6.2
com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 3.5.4
com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl 1.0.17
com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver 1.9.9f12
com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl 2.8.68
com.apple.driver.AppleBacklight 170.0.34
com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor 3.0.0d4
com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.54
com.apple.kext.AppleSMCLMU 1.5.0d3
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0
com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver 1.1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelYonahProfile 14
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPenrynProfile 17
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelNehalemProfile 11
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelMeromProfile 19
com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin 4.5.0d5
com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.4.12
com.apple.GeForce 6.2.6
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons 200.3.2
com.apple.driver.AppleIRController 303.8
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyEventDriver 200.3.2
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard 200.3.2
com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient 2.6.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCardReader 2.5.8
com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager 160.0.0
com.apple.BootCache 31
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTyp eZlib 1.0.0d1
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 1.6.3
com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet 2.3.9b6
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx 423.91.27
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43224 427.36.9
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI 4.7.1
com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 2.1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub 4.1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI 4.1.8
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBOHCI 4.1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM 1.4.0
com.apple.driver.AppleRTC 1.3.1
com.apple.driver.AppleHPET 1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons 1.3.5
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS 1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC 1.3.5
com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC 1.4
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClien t 105.13.0
com.apple.security.sandbox 1
com.apple.security.quarantine 0
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 2.1.11
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 105.13.0
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAPlatformDriver 1.9.9f12
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver 1.9.9f12
com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib 1.9.9f12
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileReadCounterAction 17
com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal 6.2.6
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileTimestampAction 10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileThreadInfoAction 14
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileRegisterStateAction 10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileKEventAction 10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileCallstackAction 20
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP 2.0.3
com.apple.iokit.IOSurface 74.2
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 2.4.0f1
com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily 10.0.3
com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily 1.8.0fc1
com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib 1.3
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController 1.9.9f12
com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily 1.9.9f12
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController 1.0.8d0
com.apple.iokit.AppleProfileFamily 41
com.apple.driver.AppleSMC 3.1.0d3
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily 4.5.0d5
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI 1.0.8d0
com.apple.NVDAResman 6.2.6
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 2.2
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily 2.2
com.apple.driver.BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController 2.4.0f1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController 2.4.0f1
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily 2.4.0f1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch 206.6
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver 4.1.5
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice 2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily 1.6
com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily 1.6
com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily 1.6
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass 2.6.5
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub 4.1.8
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite 3.9.0
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI 1.2.5
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter 402.1
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolTranspo rt 2.0.1
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice 2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily 2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSBP2 4.0.6
com.apple.driver.AppleFileSystemDriver 2.0
com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family 314.1.1
com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 1.10
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily 4.2.6
com.apple.driver.AppleMCP89RootPortPM 1.11
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily 2.0.4
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient 4.1.5
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily 4.1.8
com.apple.driver.NVSMU 2.2.7
com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime 1.4.0
com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily 1.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily 1.1
com.apple.kext.AppleMatch 1.0.0d1
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet 6
com.apple.driver.DiskImages 289
com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily 1.6.2
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform 1.3.5
com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily 2.6
com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily 1.3.0
Model: MacBookPro7,1, BootROM MBP71.0039.B0B, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.66 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.62f6
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M, NVIDIA GeForce 320M, PCI, 256 MB
Memory Module: global_name
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8D), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.131.36.9)
Bluetooth: Version 2.4.0f1, 2 service, 19 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
Serial ATA Device: Hitachi HTS545032B9SA02, 298.09 GB
Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS23N, 7.8 GB
USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8507, 0x24600000
USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8403, 0x26100000
USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x06600000
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8213, 0x06610000
USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0x06500000
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x0236, 0x06300000


Does anyone know what this means?

I just want my external hard drive back.

Thank you to any and all that try to help me.
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Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):
com.apple.driver.AppleRAID(4.0.6)@0x59cdf000->0x59cf9fff
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily(1.6.2)@0x11d1000
com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily(1.6.2)@0x11d1000->0x11e8fff

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task
Looks like your little experiment with RAID got you into trouble. You should be able to kill the RAID with Disk Utility. You may have to boot from your install DVD to do it though.

Anyway, when in Disk Utility, click on the RAID tab, highlight the drive and then select the - (minus) button at the bottom to remove it. Afterward reboot and try again.
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I actually thought of that before, and went to disk utility and looked all over and there was absolutely no raid set for me to remove. I then tried as you said and looked everywhere to try and find a raid set or anything that would resemble my previous tinkerings and again nothing what so ever could be found. So I have tried looking for any and all drivers that are applicable. No change I still get a kernal error. I have used the seagate diagnostics program. Again no change, kernal error.

The weird thing is if I boot into my partion for windows vista, the laptop does not have a kernal panic attack. This leads me to think it is something potentially saved in the NVRAM or PRAM. The idea has popped into my head to reset it but my tinkering got me into this mess and I would rather not reset something unless I am sure it is either my last possible option or I am assured it will not wreck my laptop and I know what resetting it will fully do.
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Go ahead and follow through with your idea to reset NVRAM and PRAM. It certainly can't hurt to do it.

The strange thing is that the KP is clearly indicating that the AppleRAID driver is crashing and causing the KP. Why the driver should load in the first place if there is not a RAID setup is kind of a mystery.

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I reset my NVRAM/PRAM, and then tried my external again. I got the same exact response as before. (Just to make sure when resetting the NVRAM/PRAM it is suppose to make the entire noise twice, the sort of Mac Gong sound? If so I did it correctly and it had no effect). So I retried the Disk Utility step for a search to see maybe I might have missed something and again I found no RAID set anywhere. I continued with the disk utility idea by going over and doing each of the four options of the first aid section. Disk Verify & Disk Repair went off with out a hitch and were completed with no warnings or issues. Then I clicked Verify Disk Permissions, and this is what came up as the only issue:

"Warning:SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired."

I made sure to write down the wording exactly in order to report my findings back. Then as if I did not know the out come all ready I clicked the Repair Disk Permissions button. Surprise, It repeated the above message and said everything else was completely fine. I verified and repaired disk on the seagate usb cable attached TB external hard drive, or really verified and repaired my TB drive that had no issues already, but I wanted to cover all my bases just in case. I restarted into my Mac and tried my malfunctioning external again. No change and I had to force shut down like before.

I restart with out the external plugged in and using a combination of MacExplorer and MacPilot programs I located the trouble file. I copied the information of the file and here it is:

Alias File: No
App is Scriptable: No
App Prefers Classic: No
App Prefers Native: No
Application: No
Classic App: No
Container: No
Darwin BSD Major: 14
Darwin BSD Minor: 0
Darwin BSD Name: disk0
Darwin BSD Unit: 0
Darwin Content: GUID_partition_scheme
Darwin Content Hint:
Darwin Ejectable: No
Darwin IOBusyInterest: IOCommand is not serializable
Darwin IOGeneralInterest: IOCommand is not serializable
Darwin IOMediaIcon: {CFDictionary}
Darwin Leaf: No
Darwin Media Class: IOMedia
Darwin Open: Yes
Darwin Preferred Block Size: 512
Darwin Removable: No
Darwin Size: 320,072,933,376
Darwin Volume Name: disk0s2
Darwin Whole: Yes
Darwin Writable: Yes
Ejectable: No
Extension:
Icon Filename:
Invisible: No
Native App: No
On Remote Volume: No
Package: No
Path: Absolute: Macintosh HD:System:Library:CoreServices:RemoteManagement:AR DAgent.app:Contents:MacOS:ARDAgent
Path: Shell: /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent
Path: UNIX: /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent
Plain File: Yes
Readable: Yes
Symbolic Link: No
Volume: No
Writable: No

I hope this helps anyone reading this to get a better idea of why I can not delete my misadventures into RAID and inevitably help me find away to undo all this and allow me to use my external hard drive again.

Thank you in advanced to all those who help and all those who have all ready taken time to help me.
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would deleting that file completely from my laptop help or be a bad idea?
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Here is the file info:

Alias File: No
App is Scriptable: No
App Prefers Classic: No
App Prefers Native: No
Application: No
Classic App: No
Container: No
Darwin BSD Major: 14
Darwin BSD Minor: 0
Darwin BSD Name: disk0
Darwin BSD Unit: 0
Darwin Content: GUID_partition_scheme
Darwin Content Hint:
Darwin Ejectable: No
Darwin IOBusyInterest: IOCommand is not serializable
Darwin IOGeneralInterest: IOCommand is not serializable
Darwin IOMediaIcon: {CFDictionary}
Darwin Leaf: No
Darwin Media Class: IOMedia
Darwin Open: Yes
Darwin Preferred Block Size: 512
Darwin Removable: No
Darwin Size: 320,072,933,376
Darwin Volume Name: disk0s2
Darwin Whole: Yes
Darwin Writable: Yes
Ejectable: No
Extension:
Icon Filename:
Invisible: No
Native App: No
On Remote Volume: No
Package: No
Path: Absolute: Macintosh HD:System:Library:CoreServices:RemoteManagement:AR DAgent.app:Contents:MacOS:ARDAgent
Path: Shell: /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent
Path: UNIX: /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent
Plain File: Yes
Readable: Yes
Symbolic Link: No
Volume: No
Writable: No

Can I delete this or will it mess up my system?

I do not care what happens to the external connected to this so if I can still wipe it clean reformat it after this life will be golden. This file is causing me troubles and kernel panics.
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Merged your two posts since they're the same subject.

I would go ahead and remove the file to see if that resolves the problem. Don't completely delete it though, rather move it somewhere or keep it in the Trash without emptying the Trash.
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Sorry about dual posting, I am sure that is annoying for you to have to deal with. I was hoping a more catchy title about deleting things would catch more peoples attentions. I have moved the file but the force restart requirement and kernel panic still happens. I even repaired permissions completely and successfully after moving the file to see if that would help. my only guess at this point is that it has to be something on the external hard drive causing the kernel panic. Would starting my laptop in safety mode prevent the laptop from reading the external's program and start up normally and continue to work normally so I could go into the external hard drive and just wipe it clean and or reformat it all together?
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Starting in safe boot mode only loads the necessary Apple drivers and kernel extensions that are needed. It also runs a check on your internal hard drive at the same time. I'm not sure the external hard drive will even be mounted during a safe boot.

Let me test it here and I'll get back to you by editing this post.

OK, I'm back. I just tested my system by booting to safe mode with my external hard drive mounted. It mounted OK and I was able to use Disk Utility with it.

Go ahead and try it to see if you can format the drive and wipe it clean. Of course make a backup first of anything that's on the drive that you wish to keep. If after wiping the drive you still get a KP when it's mounted, the drive probably has an electronic defect in its controller that's causing it.

Let us know.
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Although this thread is a little dated, it comes up as one of the first results in Google so I thought I should probably make an account and post here.

I was having this problem, or at least a very similar one, today. I would plug in my external drive, and would experience a kernel panic after approximately thirty seconds. I have included a printout of my kernel-panic report at the bottom of my post.

It turns out that the problem is caused by spotlight trying to index the drive. Why this would be the case I'm not sure, perhaps it's a faulty drive, perhaps all the invisible files from different operating systems are confusing.

My temporary, workaround solution was to disable spotlight indexing for the drive. Open up terminal and type in:

sudo mdutil -i off /Volumes/USBDRIVENAME

Where USBDRIVENAME is the name of your drive. You will be prompted for your password. Note that you will need to do this while the drive is plugged in, but before your computer crashes. If your computer is crashing too fast for this, disable spotlight entirely, then plug in your drive, disable the spotlight for the drive, then re-enable spotlight as a whole.

It's not exactly an ideal solution (spotlight won't search your external drive any more), but it will at least let you access your files.




Here's my report, just in case anyone wants to check for similarity.

Code:
Interval Since Last Panic Report:  33721936 sec
Panics Since Last Report:          1
Anonymous UUID:                    E669FB5D-4DA0-470D-A286-64DB073B80DF

Sat Apr 28 23:29:13 2012
panic(cpu 1 caller 0x001CA2D1): "allocbuf: NULL b_datap"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1228.15.4/bsd/vfs/vfs_bio.c:2631
Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x50faf628 : 0x12b4c6 (0x45f91c 0x50faf65c 0x13355c 0x0) 
0x50faf678 : 0x1ca2d1 (0x46c8b4 0x528fc55c 0x40000 0x3) 
0x50faf6b8 : 0x1cc125 (0x528fc520 0x40000 0x69006e 0x61006d) 
0x50faf758 : 0x1cc37c (0xc753b50 0x29e6bb4 0x0 0x40000) 
0x50faf798 : 0x1cc612 (0x40000 0x8566110 0x0 0x10) 
0x50faf7b8 : 0x56f489b4 (0xc753b50 0x29e6bb4 0x0 0x40000) 
0x50faf868 : 0x56f45c64 (0x9f39c04 0xa7959 0x0 0x50faf8e8) 
0x50faf908 : 0x56f48073 (0x9f39c04 0xa7958 0x60 0xd2d9750) 
0x50faf998 : 0x1f4da4 (0x50faf9b8 0x2 0x50faf9e8 0x456499) 
0x50faf9e8 : 0x1d66c7 (0xd2d9750 0x50fafdf4 0x50faff08 0x8879b84) 
0x50fafa78 : 0x1d745e (0x50fafddc 0x100 0x50fafdfc 0x0) 
0x50fafb38 : 0x1e610b (0x50fafddc 0x13 0x7a15b50 0x1) 
0x50fafd88 : 0x1e673d (0xb0080978 0x0 0x0 0x0) 
0x50faff48 : 0x1e6820 (0xb0080978 0x0 0x0 0x0) 
0x50faff78 : 0x3e3a7f (0x7a022ec 0x8879a80 0x8879ac4 0x0) 
0x50faffc8 : 0x1a1c0a (0x6f43640 0x0 0x1a40b5 0x82fe3c8) 
	Backtrace continues...
      Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
         com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs(1.5.5)@0x56f43000->0x56f4ffff

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: mdworker

Mac OS version:
9L31a

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:55:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacBookPro5,1 (Mac-F42D86A9)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 9046966202129
unloaded kexts:
com.apple.driver.iTunesPhoneDriver	1.0 - last unloaded 8999915957707
loaded kexts:
foo.tap	1.0
foo.tun	1.0
foo.ham	1.0
com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower	1.5.1
com.AmbrosiaSW.AudioSupport	2.3.10
com.apple.driver.iTunesPhoneDriver	1.0 - last loaded 8922413706615
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass	2.0.8
com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs	1.5.5
com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor	1.9d0
com.apple.filesystems.autofs	2.0.2
com.apple.filesystems.ntfs	2.1
com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver	1.0.6
com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient	2.7.5
com.apple.driver.AppleHDA	1.7.1a2
com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver	1.7.1a2
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager	2.1.9f10
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X	6.0.3
com.apple.iokit.CHUDUtils	200
com.apple.iokit.CHUDProf	207
com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver	1.0.6
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController	1.7.1a2
com.apple.driver.AGPM	100.8.7
com.apple.driver.AppleIRController	113
com.apple.kext.AppleSMCLMU	1.4.5d1
com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl	2.8.15
com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor	2.1.1d2
com.apple.GeForce	5.4.8
com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin	3.4.0a17
com.apple.driver.NVSMU	1.1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI	1.0.1d1
com.apple.driver.AppleLPC	1.3.1
com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal	5.4.8
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP	1.7.7
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons	1.7.4f1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch	189.35
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard	1.7.4f1
com.apple.driver.BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController	2.1.9f10
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub	3.5.2
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter	2.7.91
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice	2.1.1
com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient	2.1.1
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI	1.1.2
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage	1.2.3
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx	367.91.22
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI	3.9.7
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub	3.4.9
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient	3.5.2
com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort	1.7.0
com.apple.nvenet	1.0.54
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBOHCI	3.4.6
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI	3.4.6
com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM	1.2.0
com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager	158.10.5
com.apple.driver.AppleRTC	1.2.3
com.apple.driver.AppleHPET	1.4
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPCI	1.2.5
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons	1.2.5
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS	1.4
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC	1.2.5
com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC	1.4
com.apple.security.seatbelt	107.12
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall	1.8.77
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet	3
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement	76.2.0
com.apple.driver.DiskImages	199
com.apple.BootCache	30.4
com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib	1.7.1a2
com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily	9.4
com.apple.iokit.CHUDKernLib	196
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController	1.0.1d1
com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily	1.7.1a2
com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily	1.6.9fc5
com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib	1.1
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily	3.4.0a17
com.apple.driver.AppleSMC	2.3.1d1
com.apple.NVDAResman	5.4.8
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport	1.7.3
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily	1.7.3
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController	2.1.9f10
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily	2.1.9f10
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver	3.4.6
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite	3.2.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice	2.1.1
com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily	1.5
com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily	1.5
com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily	1.5
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily	2.1.1
com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family	216.1
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily	3.4.9
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily	1.5.0
com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily	1.6.1
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily	3.5.2
com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime	1.2.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily	1.1
com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily	1.5.6
com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily	1.5.5
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform	1.2.5
com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily	2.6
com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily	1.2.0
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I had the same problem and created an account here to share my solution. The spotlight solution above did not work for me.

The only solution I found was that although my data on my external hard drives that had been in a mirrored RAID array was corrupt with Mac OSX, but I was able to plug the drives into a Linux machine and save all of my data (by moving it all over to other disks), then reformatting the broken drives for Mac OSX through the Linux machine and then moving all of my data back onto the drives and resetting up the RAID array. Although I tested with a Linux machine, I did find that an Ubuntu LiveCD could be used in my mac as well. I could recover my data on my own mac! I just had to use Ubuntu! When I recreated the RAID I used a 128 kB block size, I believe the 256 kB block size caused the problem.

Just sharing this in case it can help anyone else, as I lost 5 TB of data and spent months trying to recover it - this was my solution.
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