5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2008 12:56 PM by dechamp
David Blomstrom Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
My computer was frozen up, so I had to restart it manually. Fortunately, all five partitions on my external hard drive still display in Disk Utility. However, one partition doesn't display an icon on my desktop.

Before messing with them, I thought I'd simply eject them, then plug my external hard drive back in and see if all five partition icons register. So I clicked on one icon and chose "Eject All." All but one ejected, and the little spinning memory wheel that says "Wait, I'm processing something!" appeared.

Disk Utility is still open, and all five external partitions are visible in it. But just one partition icon is visible on the desktop, and I can't access Finder, because it's apparently busy processing something.

How can I quit Finder? And once I get my computer under control, if any of my external partitions still don't appear on the desktop, can I highlight them in Disk Utility and choose Repair Disk, or will that erase all my data? It doesn't list Repair Disk Permissions as an option.

Thanks.

MacBook Pro