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    Nov 22, 2007
    Mac OS X hanging on shutdown
    Hi everyone,

    My wife and I have bought our first Mac and so far its the most amazing computer experience ever! We should have switched sooner.

    Anyway, on to our little problem...

    We have an iMac running leopard. An external disk used solely for Time machine. Everything was great until we turned off the external disk before un-mounting it....oops!

    Now when we shut down the mac and the external disk is still on, Mac OS just hangs. We left it for like half an hour but it would not shut down. If we run our iMac without the back disk on, Mac OS shuts down normally.

    Has anyone experienced anything like this? If so, what should we do? Many thanks!


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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    I would run a Verify and Repair on the external disk. This is done using Disk Utility (Applications -> Utilities -> Disk Utility). Click on your external drive in the left window pane, then click the First Aid tab. Run Verify and Repair - also run Verify and Repair Permissions.
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    Member Since
    Nov 22, 2007
    Thanks for that! We will give it a whirl tonight :-)

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    Nov 05, 2007
    Black MacBook- 2.2GHz, 1gb RAM, 160GB, Double-Layer Superdrive.
    you could also try calling technical support....
    Use the Rep System!!

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