If, like me, you upgraded your Powerbook to Mac OS X "Tiger" only to find it crashing every time you plugged in your Maxtor OneTouch firewire disk, fear not. The solution turns out to be quite simple.

If you have the following kernel extensions in your /System/Library/Extensions/ folder, then move them out to the desktop and reboot:


If you had never bothered to install the shitty Maxtor software that was bundled with the drive in the first place, you'd be better off.

Lesson learned.

Posted by jzawodn at July 10, 2005 10:30 AM

Reader Comments
# ben said:

Don't ever install the software that came with a hardware device on a Mac unless you have to.. Usually it's just not necessary.

on July 10, 2005 11:37 AM
# Charles said:

So does this mean you're not dumping your Powerbook?

on July 10, 2005 11:44 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

It means I can back it up if I do dump it. :-)

on July 10, 2005 11:54 AM
# Don MacAskill said:

RE: ben's comment about not installing the software on a Mac

Actually, that should be amended to "don't install the software that came with a hardware device unless you have to." Same exact scenario applies to most hardware devices on Windows, too.

If it's USB/Firewire/whatever, it'll probably Just Work ... unless you install the vendor drivers, in which case, it almost certainly won't. :)

on July 10, 2005 12:43 PM
# ben said:

Yes I try not to install/uninstall anything on my Windows box. Last time I uninstalled something, my internet connection just stopped working. I had to use some wonky system backup thing where you go back to a previous state... It was lame as hell.

on July 10, 2005 04:18 PM
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