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No External Drives?

February 27, 2010 10:24:59.553

I woke up this morning to an interesting thing - no USB drives (I have three attached) were showing on my Mac's desktop. I remembered that last night, when I was unhooking from the wired to wireless network (to move the Mac to the living room), the three drives wouldn't unmount - they stayed grayed for eons before I just gave up and unplugged the usb hub. I got the standard "you didn't eject" dialog, which I ignored, having seen it before.

My guess was that the service that handles that crashed, but Googling didn't turn up much - it seems a lot of people had USB issues with Tiger, but nothing relevant to me showed up. So.... I just rebooted. That cleared the problem, but I still wish I knew which service was involved - I likely could have just restarted it.

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posted by James Robertson


Re: No External Drives?

[Troy Brumley] February 27, 2010 11:05:55.252

James, did you fire up Console and look for the crash logs in there? I've found it useful tool when I want to know more than the less technical Mac users care to know.

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