Time Machine not backing up.  Very slow, essentially hanging.  I have 10.7.5 Mac OS X Lion (11G63).  I have put in all updates.  I tried to put my folders into "private" in the Spotlight (b/c I read that might be the problem).  Still not working.

Time Machine not backing up.  Very slow, essentially hanging.  I have 10.7.5 Mac OS X Lion (11G63).  I have put in all updates.  I tried to put my folders into "private" in the Spotlight (b/c I read that might be the problem).  Still not working.
Thanks in advance for any help! 

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    10/06/2014 07:58:18.338 com.apple.mtmd: volume Macintosh HD (/) is now in an emergency freespace condition
    10/06/2014 08:00:09.756 com.apple.kextd: Cache file /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/KextPropertyValues_OSBundl eHelper_x86_64.plist.gz is out of date; not using.
    10/06/2014 08:00:09.756 com.apple.kextd: Rescanning kernel extensions.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.192 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AudioIPCDriver.kext - ineligible during safe boot.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.196 com.apple.kextd: Load com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver failed; removing personalities from kernel.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.198 com.apple.kextcache: rebuilding /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.204 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleThunderboltEDMService.kext/Contents/PlugIns/App leThunderboltEDMSink.kext - ineligible during safe boot.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.209 com.apple.kextd: Load com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltEDMSink failed; removing personalities from kernel.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.217 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelHD4000Graphics.kext - ineligible during safe boot.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.221 com.apple.kextd: Load com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHD4000Graphics failed; removing personalities from kernel.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.233 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleSMBusPCI.kext - ineligible during safe boot.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.237 com.apple.kextd: Load com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI failed; removing personalities from kernel.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.249 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleHDAController.ke xt - ineligible during safe boot.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.253 com.apple.kextd: Load com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController failed; removing personalities from kernel.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.264 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleMCCSControl.kext - ineligible during safe boot.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.270 com.apple.kextd: Load com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl failed; removing personalities from kernel.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.285 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePlatformEnabler.kext - ineligible during safe boot.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.289 com.apple.kextd: Load com.apple.driver.ApplePlatformEnabler failed; removing personalities from kernel.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.298 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleSMCLMU.kext - ineligible during safe boot.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.302 com.apple.kextd: Load com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU failed; removing personalities from kernel.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.310 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleSM CPDRC.kext - ineligible during safe boot.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.314 com.apple.kextd: Load com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC failed; removing personalities from kernel.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.325 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/IOBluetoothFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/IOBluetoothS erialManager.kext - ineligible during safe boot.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.329 com.apple.kextd: Load com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager failed; removing personalities from kernel.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.337 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUpstreamUserClient.kext - ineligible during safe boot.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.341 com.apple.kextd: Load com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient failed; removing personalities from kernel.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.355 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/IOSurface.kext - ineligible during safe boot.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.358 com.apple.kextd: Load com.apple.iokit.IOSurface failed; removing personalities from kernel.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.366 com.apple.kextd: Can't load /System/Library/Extensions/IOUserEthernet.kext - ineligible during safe boot.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.369 com.apple.kextd: Load com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet failed; removing personalities from kernel.
    10/06/2014 08:00:10.000 kernel: Resetting IOCatalogue.
    10/06/2014 08:00:11.694 com.apple.kextcache: SierraSwitchKicker.kext does not declare a kernel dependency; using com.apple.kernel.6.0.
    10/06/2014 08:00:11.705 com.apple.kextcache: SierraSupport.kext does not declare a kernel dependency; using com.apple.kernel.6.0.
    10/06/2014 08:00:11.744 com.apple.kextcache: JMicronATA.kext does not declare a kernel dependency; using com.apple.kernel.6.0.
    10/06/2014 08:00:12.952 com.apple.kextcache: SierraSwitchKicker.kext does not declare a kernel dependency; using com.apple.kernel.6.0.
    10/06/2014 08:00:12.954 com.apple.kextcache: SierraSupport.kext does not declare a kernel dependency; using com.apple.kernel.6.0.
    10/06/2014 08:00:12.958 com.apple.kextcache: JMicronATA.kext does not declare a kernel dependency; using com.apple.kernel.6.0.
    10/06/2014 08:00:13.482 com.apple.kextcache: SierraSwitchKicker.kext does not declare a kernel dependency; using com.apple.kernel.6.0.
    10/06/2014 08:00:13.625 com.apple.kextcache: SierraSupport.kext does not declare a kernel dependency; using com.apple.kernel.6.0.
    10/06/2014 08:00:14.118 com.apple.kextcache: JMicronATA.kext does not declare a kernel dependency; using com.apple.kernel.6.0.
    10/06/2014 08:00:16.599 com.apple.kextcache: / locked; waiting for lock.
    10/06/2014 08:00:41.407 com.apple.kextcache: / locked; waiting for lock.
    10/06/2014 08:00:50.620 SecurityAgent: User info context values set for Name
    10/06/2014 08:00:50.620 SecurityAgent: User info context values set for Name
    10/06/2014 08:00:50.816 authorizationhost: Failed to authenticate user <Name> (error: 9).
    10/06/2014 08:00:51.000 kernel: nspace-handler-set-snapshot-time: 1402383652
    10/06/2014 08:00:55.132 SecurityAgent: User info context values set for Name
    10/06/2014 08:00:55.132 SecurityAgent: User info context values set for Name
    10/06/2014 08:00:55.638 com.apple.mtmd: attempting to thin because of low free space on Macintosh HD (/) by removing 2014-06-10 06:56:38 +0000
    10/06/2014 08:00:57.595 SecurityAgent: Login Window login proceeding
    10/06/2014 08:00:57.595 SecurityAgent: Login Window login proceeding
    10/06/2014 08:00:58.422 loginwindow: Login Window - Returned from Security Agent
    10/06/2014 08:00:58.591 loginwindow: USER_PROCESS: 51 console
    10/06/2014 08:00:58.967 applepushserviced: Unable to bootstrap_lookup connection port for 'com.apple.iCalPush': unknown error code
    10/06/2014 08:00:58.968 applepushserviced: Unable to bootstrap_lookup connection port for 'com.apple.syncdefaultsd.push': unknown error code
    10/06/2014 08:00:58.969 applepushserviced: Unable to bootstrap_lookup connection port for 'com.apple.AddressBook.PushNotification': unknown error code
    10/06/2014 08:00:58.970 applepushserviced: Unable to bootstrap_lookup connection port for 'com.apple.safaridavclient.push': unknown error code
    10/06/2014 08:00:59.119 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.AirPortBaseStationAgent) Unknown value for key POSIXSpawnType: Background
    10/06/2014 08:00:59.124 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.ReportCrash) Falling back to default Mach exception handler. Could not find: com.apple.ReportCrash.Self
    10/06/2014 08:00:59.134 com.apple.launchctl.Aqua: load: option requires an argument -- D
    10/06/2014 08:00:59.134 com.apple.launchctl.Aqua: usage: launchctl load [-wF] [-D <user|local|network|system|all>] paths...
    10/06/2014 08:01:02.788 UserEventAgent: CaptiveNetworkSupport:CNSServerRegisterUserAgent:187 new user agent port: 39947
    10/06/2014 08:01:03.289 mds: (Warning) Server: No stores registered for metascope "kMDQueryScopeComputerIndexed"
    10/06/2014 08:01:03.321 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.launchctl.Aqua[133]) Exited with code: 1
    10/06/2014 08:01:03.762 com.apple.launchd.peruser.502: (com.apple.mrt.uiagent[145]) Exited with code: 255
    10/06/2014 08:01:05.842 SystemUIServer: Could not load menu extra NSBundle </System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Volume.menu> (not yet loaded) for Class AppleVolumeExtra
    10/06/2014 08:01:09.565 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
    10/06/2014 08:01:09.565 com.apple.dock.extra: 2014-06-10 08:01:09.555 com.apple.dock.extra[161:1a07] Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
    10/06/2014 08:01:09.573 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
    10/06/2014 08:01:09.575 com.apple.dock.extra: 2014-06-10 08:01:09.566 com.apple.dock.extra[161:1a07] Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
    10/06/2014 08:01:09.583 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
    10/06/2014 08:01:09.584 com.apple.dock.extra: 2014-06-10 08:01:09.575 com.apple.dock.extra[161:1a07] Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
    10/06/2014 08:01:09.588 com.apple.dock.extra: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
    10/06/2014 08:01:09.589 com.apple.dock.extra: 2014-06-10 08:01:09.586 com.apple.dock.extra[161:1a07] Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication
    10/06/2014 08:01:10.169 mds: (Warning) Server: No stores registered for metascope "kMDQueryScopeComputer"
    10/06/2014 08:01:12.998 com.apple.SecurityServer: Session 100008 created
    10/06/2014 08:01:18.200 com.apple.SecurityServer: Session 100010 created
    10/06/2014 08:01:20.025 mds: (Warning) Server: No stores registered for metascope "kMDQueryScopeComputer"
    10/06/2014 08:01:20.124 sandboxd: ([169]) com.apple.qtkits(169) deny ipc-posix-shm _CS_DSHMEMLOCK
    10/06/2014 08:01:20.128 sandboxd: ([169]) com.apple.qtkits(169) deny ipc-posix-shm _CS_DSHMEMLOCK
    10/06/2014 08:01:20.132 sandboxd: ([169]) com.apple.qtkits(169) deny ipc-posix-shm _CGM0000000502
    10/06/2014 08:01:20.136 sandboxd: ([169]) com.apple.qtkits(169) deny ipc-posix-shm _CGM0000000502
    10/06/2014 08:01:20.147 sandboxd: ([169]) com.apple.qtkits(169) deny file-read-data /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays/Color LCD-00000610-0000-9CDF-0000-0000042737C0.icc
    10/06/2014 08:01:20.157 sandboxd: ([169]) com.apple.qtkits(169) deny file-read-data /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays/Color LCD-00000610-0000-9CDF-0000-0000042737C0.icc
    10/06/2014 08:01:20.176 sandboxd: ([169]) com.apple.qtkits(169) deny mach-lookup com.apple.printtool.agent
    10/06/2014 08:01:21.178 sandboxd: ([169]) com.apple.qtkits(169) deny file-read-data /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays/Color LCD-00000610-0000-9CDF-0000-0000042737C0.icc
    10/06/2014 08:01:21.256 sandboxd: ([169]) com.apple.qtkits(169) deny ipc-posix-shm _CS_GSHMEMLOCK
    10/06/2014 08:01:21.260 sandboxd: ([169]) com.apple.qtkits(169) deny ipc-posix-shm _CS_GSHMEMLOCK
    10/06/2014 08:01:22.336 com.apple.coremedia.videodecoder: IOSurface couldn't open service: IOSurfaceRoot
    10/06/2014 08:01:27.505 sandboxd: ([169]) com.apple.qtkits(169) deny file-read-data /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays/Color LCD-00000610-0000-9CDF-0000-0000042737C0.icc
    10/06/2014 08:01:27.906 sandboxd: ([169]) com.apple.qtkits(169) deny file-read-data /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays/Color LCD-00000610-0000-9CDF-0000-0000042737C0.icc
    10/06/2014 08:01:30.610 com.apple.kextcache: Created prelinked kernel //System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache.
    10/06/2014 08:01:30.670 com.apple.kextcache: /: no supported helper partitions to update.
    10/06/2014 08:01:30.671 com.apple.kextcache: Lock acquired; proceeding.
    10/06/2014 08:01:30.685 com.apple.kextcache: /: no supported helper partitions to update.
    10/06/2014 08:01:30.686 com.apple.kextcache: Lock acquired; proceeding.
    10/06/2014 08:01:30.701 com.apple.kextcache: /: no supported helper partitions to update.
    10/06/2014 08:01:44.000 kernel: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page(0x1000): p=181[ksadmin] clearing CS_VALID
    In Part 2, you say:
    DIAGNOSTIC AND USAGE INFORMATION ▹ System Diagnostic Reports
    (not Diagnostic and Usage Messages) from the log list on the left. If you don't see that list, select
    View ▹ Show Log List
    from the menu bar.
    There is a disclosure triangle to the left of the list item. If the triangle is pointing to the right, click it so that it points down. You'll see a list of reports.
    BUT -- when I go into "System diagnostic reports" (and I have checked I'm clicking on the correct one) there's nothing in the log to the right, even when I click the arrow pointing down. Below that, on the left, it says FILES and then below that there's
    system.log
    kernel.log
    and then /Library/logs (twice) and /var/logs
    What am I doing wrong?
    Grateful for help.

  • How do I change my payment method. I put in debit card info. It now says security code invalid, but it isn't. I understand that might be the wrong type of payment. But now it won't let me edit this info. It is also blocking me from updates and free dlds.

    How to change payment method or delete improper info.?

    Try signing out of your account, Reset the iPad [Hold the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons down together for 10 seconds or so (until the Apple logo appears) and then release. When the screen goes blank then power ON again in the normal way.] It is absolutely safe..... And sign back in again!

  • Will Time Machine also back up an attached drive?

    I have a MacBook Pro and an external FireWire drive (dedicated to recording audio).
    If I attach a second drive (USB if that matters) to be my backup, and then I launch Time Machine, will it back up the data from both my laptop drive and my audio drive? Or will it just back up my laptop drive and I'll have to manually copy the files from my audio drive?
    Thanks for any help in understanding.

    Yes, Time Machine can back it up, if it's formatted HFS+ (any flavor of +Mac OS Extended.)+
    If by chance it doesn't, check the exclusion box in TM Preferences. If the drive is listed there, select it and click the minus sign at the bottom.

  • When Time Machine is backing up, my computer is so slow that it is essentially useless.  Backups occur irregularly, and take a long time.

    When Time Machine is backing up, my computer is so slow that it is essentially useless.  Backups occur irregularly, and take a long time.  How do I get Time Machine to work properly?

    Hello,
    Have you verified both drives in Disk Utility?
    See if the Disk is issuing any S.M.A.R.T errors in Disk Utility...
    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH7029
    Open Activity Monitor in Applications>Utilities, select All Processes & sort on CPU%, any indications there?
    How much RAM & free space do you have also, click on the Memory & Disk Usage Tabs.
    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.
    In the Memory tab of Activity Monitor, are there a lot of Pageouts?

  • Can we use Time Machine to back up data on Time Capsule from the outside of network?

    I have Time Capsule at home.  Can I use Time Machine to back up data of portable nootebook when I am working at office?

    If you mean over the internet, you can but it will be so slow and more than likely so unreliable it is a poor method to use. Remember all internet is limited to upload speed.
    Lion does a temporary backup onto local hard disk.. which is useless of course if the hard drive is damaged.. but helps if you delete an important file. Then when you go back home and it discovers the TC is available it will then backup again from where it left off.
    I think it is only a major issue if you are away from home for major lengths of time, weeks or months.

  • When i run Time Machine to back up my computer onto an external hard drive, i have no way of knowing when the back up process has been completed. I don't know when it is safe to disconnect the external hard drive - which is store in a separate location.

    When i run Time Machine to back up my computer on to an external hard drive, i have no way of knowing when the back up process has been completed.  This is necessary to know because i don't leave my external hard drive connected to the computer.  I routinely disconnect it after backing up the hard drive, and then i store the external hard drive in a different location from the computer.  So, knowing when the back up process has been completed would be a very helpful thing to have the computer specify. 

    Just enable Time Machine's menu extra (System Preferences -> Time Machine -> Show Time Machine in menu bar.
    This will add a little Time Machine icon to your menubar. When Time Machine is actively backing up your data, the icon will spin as a visual indicator. You can also click the menu icon to see the backup status, including how much data is left to back up.

  • Time machine stopped backing up due to not enough space.  What to do?

    On my MacBook time machine stopped backing up and the message said not enough space .  What can I do?

    Broadly speaking you can supply more space.. or delete the old backups to regain existing space.
    You have posted in the TIme Capsule area.. but I am not sure if that is what you are using as people mix up Time Capsule (TC) and Time Machine (TM) on a regular basis. TC  is hardware router with a disk in it for backups to be stored.. TM is the software on the Mac that does backups.
    So TC is not exactly flexible.. but you can add a USB hard disk to it.
    This is not always a great idea.. but can work for people using wireless which is slower even than USB.
    The internal disk of the TC can be upgraded.. only do this if you accept the risk and most likely it is no longer under warranty.
    You can buy a TC with a bigger hard disk and sell off the old one.. except you might already have 3TB one in which case you will need to run two.
    You can use a local drive instead of a network drive.
    So buy a USB drive and plug it into your computer.. this is a good solution for desktops.. less great for laptops which are carried around as you forget to backup.
    OR
    Wipe the current backups and start anew.. You can also archive the old backups wipe the existing disk and start over.
    Tell us which you prefer and if it is more difficult than go and buy a new disk and plug it in tell us.

  • I would like to use time Machine to back up to a network SMB drive. I can see the drive on my desktop but it will not show in the time machine window to be able to select it

    I currently have a mini server (OSX10.8.5, server 2.2.2) that I am using Time Machine to back up 4 external drives that are connected to the server via firewire 800. I would like to use Time Machine to back up to a windows network SMB drive. I can see the drive on my desktop but it will not show in the time machine window to be able to select it for use.
    Can this be done
    Thanks for any and all help

    The supported targets for Time Machine backups are local (direct-connected) disks, and network targets include Time Capsule, a disk hanging off the current-generation AirPort (though not earlier AirPort devices), and OS X Server systems.
    The Time Machine storage is based on the HFS+ file system, so I would not expect TM to work with SMB file services.
    While there are hacks to allow Time Machine to access network drives, I would not consider those to be reliable. Skim the forum and the 'net for related details, and for previous discussions of setting this up and the related issues that can arise.
    Remember to test the recovery with whatever you decide to use; whole point of backups is the ability to restore the data, after all.
    If you want to learn more about Time Machine, Pondini is an excellent resource.

  • I can not get Time Machine to back up an external WD Passport 2 TB drive!  Has anyone else had this problem?  The drive is new and I was running Snow Leopard and upgraded to Lion and it still won't do it.  Time Machine backs up the internal drive fine.

    I bought 2 2TB WD Passport Drives with the intention of housing my iTunes/iPhoto libraries off my older MacBook.  I have successfully transferred the Libraries to one and am using the other one for Time Machine.  In Snow Leopard I could back up my computer to Time Machine no problem but when I did not exclude the iTunes/iPhoto drive the back up fails.  Both drives have been reformatted, permissions repaired and checked in Disk Utility and one was replaced.  I have been to the Genius Bar now 5 times.  I have tried using USB drive and FireWire.  Both drives are recognized and are working properly otherwise regardless how they are connected.  Finally yesterday the Apple store installed Lion to see if that fixed the issue and it did not.  Time Machine successfully backed up a USB Flash drive, and today I will try an older external drive.  Any ideas on what else to try??? Do I have to resort to third party software like Carbon Copy Cloned to get this done?  Any ideas why this wont work?  I am using a FireWire converter but as I said, both drives are working normally otherwise (libraries working, time machine working for the computer's hard drive.  Any ideas would be appreciated!!?

    Thanks so much but none of that helped.  It was driving me crazy because it would back up another external drive.  I just changed the name of the drive from iPhoto/iTunes Library to Media Libraries and IT WORKED!! I guess for some reason it didn't like the drive being called iPhoto or iTunes ???? I don't understand but I have tried so many solutions and exchanging things out but the name change did it????!!!
    Thank you for your help and replying to this.  Guess I made my own issue!

  • Why am I unable to connect to my airport whenever I put my computer to sleep while the time machine is backing up?

    Ever since I installed Lion (version 10.7), I am unable to reconnected to my Time Capsule and get on the internet after I put my computer to sleep and then wake it back up. This doesn't happen all the time -- just when I put my computer to sleep when Time Machine is backing up. If I put my computer to sleep when it's not backing up, it's fine. If it is backing up though, when I wake my computer up again, it is unable to reconnect to the Time Capsule to allow me to use the internet. I have to wake the machine up, click on "Stop Backing Up", wait 30-60 seconds, click "Turn Wi-fi off", wait another 30 seconds, turn it back on and then I am fine. If I just turn wifi off and on without stopping the backup, it doesn't work and I am still unable to connect to the internet. I currently have 10.7.1 but it still has the same bug. 10.6.x did not have this bug. Other than "don't put your computer to sleep when Time Machine is backing up," any suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    In this case, that hint may help.
    According to Apple support, some configuration files may get damaged or corrupt by time, after updates or upgrades and should get deleted ocasionally.
    OK ... switch off wifi on the machine.
    Then go on and delete the files mentioned below.
    You will find the files on your system drive (not your home folder) as follow:
    /library/preferences/com.apple.preferences.accounts.plist
    /library/preferences/com.apple.preferences.sharing.plist
    /library/preferences/SstemConfiguration/preferences.plist
    /library/preferences/SstemConfiguration/com.apple.airport.preferences.plist
    If there are files in this folders with the same name but additional .orig at the end, delete them too.
    It is possible that not all files are on your system. That will be ok.
    The files will get newly created by system on reboot.
    For that reboot the machine.
    Join your wireless again.
    If you are using Lion, the Library is hidden. You have to use (menu bar) "go to" -> "go to folder" on finder to access them.
    If the problem (unlikely) persists, report back here.
    Lupunus
    Message was edited by: lupunus (typo's fixed)

  • My Macbook won't start, and I must reinstall the disk. I haven't used time machine to back up, and I want to use an external drive to back up now. How can i do this from the utilities page?

    I am currently in Zambia on missions work and my computer is constantly exposed to heat. I have just been trying to avoid using it during the hottest part of the day. Today though, I started it up and it was stuck on the grey page with the rotating circle for over an hour, then once the circle left, it remained frozen on the gray page. I used command + r at startup to go to the utilities page to analyze the disk. It found that there were problems with the disk, but then it could not fix those problems and told me to backup as much information as I could and reinstall or redo it all. I haven't ever used time machine to back up any of my information, but i have an external drive that I can use right now to backup my files. I can't get into my computer though to backup the files. How can I use this external drive to backup my files while the computer is currently messed up? Please help.

    Emergency Backups (Data Recovery)
    A)          Format an external disk:
              (This will erase all data on the external disk.)
              Boot in recovery mode (power then Command-R).
                        Alternative: Network recovery boot (power then Command-Option-R keys)
              To format (and erase) the destination recovery disk:
              Plug in the drive you are about to erase.
              Select the volume that is NOT your system disk.
              Click on Partition.
              Pull down under Partition Layout to 1 Partition.
              Click on Options…
              Select GUID Partition Table.
              Name: Emergency Backup (or whatever you prefer)
              Format: Select Mac OS Extended (journaled)
              Click Apply.
              Click Partition.
    B)          Try to boot in Safe Mode (power then Shift key).
              (This will be a slow boot.  Be patient.)
              If it won’t boot in Safe Mode, jump to C.
              If it boots in Safe Mode, try to boot in normal mode.
                        If that fixed your problem then start a Time Machine backup.
                        http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1427
                        https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4055
              If not, boot in Safe Mode again.
              Go > Computer.
              Double click on the system disk.
              Drag the Users folder to the recovery disk.
    C)          To clone the disk:
              Boot in recovery mode.
              Select Disk Utility.
              Try to repair the system disk twice.
              Whether or not the repair succeeds:
              Drag and drop the system disk to Source:
              Drag an drop Emergency Backup to Destination:
              (Take care not to reverse this order.)
              Click Restore (the lower Restore button).
    Once your system is healthy, maintain two reasonably current backups.  (Time machine restores can fail.)
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