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    Question with time machine

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    Question with time machine
    Hi guys, I've just received my new Macbook and I'm having a little problem with Time Machine....

    OK... I just re-formatted my 500 gig external hard disk and partitioned it so that 100 gigs is used for external storage of random stuff while the other 300++ gigs will be used for time machine... When I partitioned it, the Macbook did ask me which partition did I want for time machine and I selected accordingly....

    However, when I tried to open Time Machine later, it says that "A storage location for Time Machine backups isn't set up." It asked me to click set up time machine which I did... But after I clicked that nothing happens? And it doesn't even have that bright dot in the dock that appears when the app is running in the background...

    What am I doing wrong? Is there something wrong with my hard disk? Because the data was corrupted before...

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    Question with time machine

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    Was the external hard disk unplugged when you where trying to backup? Did you see the drive on the desktop? I had that problem, then I realized my external HDD was not turned on.
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    Question with time machine

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    May 24, 2008
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    Perth, Australia
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    MacBook, 2.4GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 150 GB
    Hi... My hard disk was turned on... I realized what the problem was already... I had to go to Time Machine via system preferences to "Turn It On" so that it can do the initial backup... Only then when I click on Time Machine on my dock will it work....

    Anyway, I've been playing around with my MacBook and I gotta say... I'm absolutely loving it!

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