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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!

Ian
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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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Thanks for that! We will give it a whirl tonight :-)
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you could also try calling technical support....

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