On Jul 8, 2004, at 5:01 am, Al Jones wrote: > On the flip side of ³Randy¹s Coin², I HAVE a crash at least once a day > and > sometimes more, crash being defined as total system lock up requiring > forced > shutdown (but not getting the infamous multi-language dialog box). I > restart > into terminal and fsck yf which always comes up with orphaned > indirect node > and seven numbers, under multilinked files. there may be 1,2, or 3 > indirect > nodes listed. Have done everything I can think of to correct this > problem > including disk repair from SW CD, disk warrior, tech tool pro, hardware > test, permission repair, ... > These lock-ups are > totally spontaneous and may occur regardless of what I am doing. The > only > clue I have is that when the 2 F/W drives are connected to the 2 F/W > ports, > the Mac does not see the 120, but it shows up fine on my lap top and I > can > even boot up the laptop with it. The 60GB shows up fine, I have > switched > ports, cables, etc to no avail. I think you really need to run your Mac for a few days WITHOUT the firewire drives attached, if you think they're related to the issue. If the machine runs fine for a week without them, then you know where the problem lies. Stroller.