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  • zoycobot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well I am a producer, so I'd say both are equally important! Haha.

     

    As for the kexts, if I look inside the Extensions folder there are actually a whole bunch of kexts that don't contain the world "apple" in the filename. So it seems all but the two I listed above don't appear when running that command in Terminal (which I just tried again and still only got the two I've already listed).

     

    To clarify some things: the harddrive will mount even when not booting in Safe Mode. It mounts without crashing Finder and everything seems fine. I can select it in Finder and navigate through the directories just fine. That is until I start to try to do things with the files stored on the external. As soon as I try to move/copy/trash/save the files then Finder goes completely haywire and shuts down.

     

    So do you think I should try removing that seagate kext and try using my harddrive to see if everything works? I'm hesitant to remove anything m-audio related because at this point I don't want to "ruin" anything else that's currently working just fine on my computer, and as I've mentioned above, having my external audio interface is very important to me.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,205 points)

    As for the kexts, if I look inside the Extensions folder there are actually a whole bunch of kexts that don't contain the world "apple" in the filename.

     

    It's not the filename that's important.  I alluded to this earlier (if you want specifics it's the bundle identifier inside the kext code bundle).  Type just kextstat in terminal and you will see what I mean.

     

    To clarify some things: the harddrive will mount even when not booting in Safe Mode. It mounts without crashing Finder and everything seems fine. I can select it in Finder and navigate through the directories just fine. That is until I start to try to do things with the files stored on the external. As soon as I try to move/copy/trash/save the files then Finder goes completely haywire and shuts down.

     

    So do you think I should try removing that seagate kext and try using my harddrive to see if everything works? I'm hesitant to remove anything m-audio related because at this point I don't want to "ruin" anything else that's currently working just fine on my computer, and as I've mentioned above, having my external audio interface is very important to me.

     

    You're decision.  Remove the segate stuff and take your chances with the drive. If it works, fine.  Or remove the maudio stuff which definitely won't affect the drive but may solve your problem.

  • zoycobot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Alright I'm going to do some further experimentation with removing the kexts in a little bit.

     

    For now, some further information that may be elucidating:

     

    When booted in Safe Mode I still get the same problems trying to access and change data stored on the hard drive. Don't know if that says anything about the kexts being the issue or not, since it seems that Safe Mode would not allow the kexts in question to load (so perhaps this rules out those kexts as being the root of the problem?).

     

    Furthermore, I actually just tried using Terminal to copy data from the hard drive to the desktop and it managed to copy one of the files as a test case without any issue. Now I'm having it copy over one of my folders (containing about 7.5gb worth of audio samples) to see if it will do that without problems too.

     

    It seems like this is pointing more and more to a specific problem with finder and its relation to the hard drive?

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,205 points)

    Well if you are still having the problem in safe mode it's not the kexts.  Maybe it's the drive or enclosure itself.

     

    If you do get that stuff off the drive, enough with it already, and get a decent enclosure (like those at OWC) with no accompanying software.

     

    Good luck.

  • zoycobot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well it seems like moving things around via Terminal is working completely fine for now, so I'll just do that and then see if I can't find a friend's external to temporarily store stuff while I do a complete wipe and reformat of my external to see if that does the trick. If not, then yeah **** GoFlex and I'll buy a whole new one.

     

    Thanks so much for your help, I really appreciate the time and effort it takes to sit down and troubleshoot with someone

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,205 points)

    If you get as far as wanting to wipe that drive, get that segate software out of there first.  Perhaps then the enclosure will behave as a dumb box so you can use the disk inside without any "outside" interference.

     

    The curious part is how the box installs that software in the first place if you didn't do it.  So the crazy thing is it might do it again if the wipe doesn't wipe that stuff too.

  • jon87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I see this is an old post, but I'm having the exact same problem. My external drive is a Hewlett Packard. Any advice?

  • Aleks_from_Kiev Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I fall in the same problem with WD.

    After all kind of rebooting, disk checking and voodoo dances, I've try to delite all hiden files in the root of drive by terminal. I don't know what was wrong with those files, but finder stoped it's hysterical crashes.

  • Misfit Tone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So I'm having the same issue but not quite sure if I understand the solution. Did you have to wipe the drive completely or move things around? I am a producer as well so you know how much the loss of file affect your productivity.

  • Aleks_from_Kiev Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, You have not to wipe it completely, just DELITE HIDDEN files. I've solve this problem with the little help of "Midnight Commander". You can use it or any other instrument which allows You to deal with hiden files.

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