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A Bug after upgrade to OS X 10.8.5 from 10.8.4

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ronenhaim Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Sep 18, 2013 5:51 AM

After upgrading to OS X 10.8.5 from 10.8.4 I receive an error message :

"The Disk was not ejected properly ...." see Pic ...

This message appears after my iMac returns from Sleep ...

Important : All my external HD's are well connected and all the cables are OK.

These HD also appears in Finder OK !!!

Verify these Disks are OK - see Pic

Devices :

iMac Late 2012 21.5".

2 External new and formatted Lacia HD .

They connested directly to the iMac without any HUB .

Any help will be appreciated .



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iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, 10.8.3
  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,500 points)
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    Sep 18, 2013 6:04 AM (in response to ronenhaim)

    Probably not a bug, try doing a SMC reset at least 2x and then restart in Safe Mode to clear a possible flawed cache. To do each reset please click:


    Intel iMac SMC and PRAM resets


    Safe Mode

  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,410 points)
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    Sep 18, 2013 10:02 AM (in response to ronenhaim)

    can you repeat the question?

    It's a bit unclear what you are asking

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,375 points)
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    Sep 18, 2013 12:16 PM (in response to ronenhaim)

    Back up, then temporarily turn Time Machine OFF in its preference pane. Leave the window open.

    Launch Disk Utility and select the icon of the backup drive — not the icon of the volume(s) nested below it. Run Repair Disk (not Repair Permissions.) The operation should take no more than a couple of minutes. You may need to repeat this step if it seems to hang the first time, or if you get an error message.

    Quit Disk Utility and turn Time Machine back ON. Test.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,500 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 6:16 AM (in response to ronenhaim)

    ronenhaim wrote:


    Thank you.

    Is your recommendation   can help before making an unusual action like updating / upgrading OS X ?

    Yes, please do the resets as explained in my first post.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,375 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 8:43 AM (in response to ronenhaim)

    You didn't follow the instructions. Please review them and try again. Select the drive, not the volume.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,375 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to ronenhaim)

    Can you advise me why there is a RED ERROR MESSAGE regarding the Macintosh HD ?


    Because it's the startup volume, not a backup volume. You can't repair it while booted from it.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,375 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 11:12 AM (in response to ronenhaim)

    When you next have the problem, note the exact time: hour, minute, second.


    If you have more than one user account, these instructions must be carried out as an administrator.


    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:


    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)


    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.


    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the icon grid.


    Make sure the title of the Console window is All Messages. If it isn't, select All Messages from the SYSTEM LOG QUERIES menu on the left. If you don't see that menu, select

    View Show Log List

    from the menu bar.

    Scroll back in the log to the time you noted above. Select any messages timestamped from then until the end of the episode, or until they start to repeat. Copy them to the Clipboard (command-C). Paste into a reply to this message (command-V).


    When posting a log extract, be selective. In most cases, a few dozen lines are more than enough.

    Please do not indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into this discussion.


    Important: Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Anonymize before posting.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,375 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 10:05 PM (in response to ronenhaim)

    That log extract spans several hours and is much too long to read. However, in scrolling down the page, I did notice that one of your volumes is dropping offline. The drive hosting that volume is not working properly.


    From the menu bar, select


    System Preferences Energy Saver Power Adapter


    and uncheck the box labeled Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible, if it's checked.


    If the drive has more than one interface (USB, FireWire, Thunderbolt, eSATA), try one of the other interfaces.

    Check that the data cable is securely inserted at both ends.

    Try a different cable.

    If you're connecting the drive through a hub, connect it directly to a built-in port on the Mac.

    If you're connecting it directly, try a different port.

    Disconnect all other devices on the bus, or as many as possible.

    Test the drive with another Mac. Test another drive with this Mac.

    If the drive is bus-powered, but has an AC adapter, connect the adapter.

    Start up in Safe Mode and test.

    Reset the NVRAM.

    Reset the System Management Controller.

    If the drive doesn't work under any of the above conditions, and if another drive does work with the same Mac, then the drive has failed. You may be able to salvage the mechanism by removing it from the enclosure and installing it in another one, or in a drive dock.

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