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Hi James, do you have a question about Apple Disk Repair? Are you having a problem with your hard drive?

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My macbook air start to show me a white screen white a blinking folder inside

Sound like you have an issue with either your hard drive or the operating system has lost the plot. Try this OS About OS Recovery

If you are able to access the recovery partition then use the disk utility to check the disk.

If this does not work then take the computer to an Apple repair centre, if it's still covered by warranty the disk might be replaced under warranty.

If it's not covered, you could try using DiskWarrior 4 The Disk Utility for Mac Disk Repair Mac Directory Repair... which has allowed me to recover disks that have not been able to be repaired with Apple's disk utility.

Dec 28, 2013 | Apple MacBook Air


Mac Repair Disk

Mac OS Repair

To run Disk Utility on apple macbook OS X 10.4.x, you must start the computer using an Apple Software Restore disc.

Insert the disc into the computer, restart.

After you hear the startup sound, press and hold the "C" key. Hold the key until you see the gray Apple logo.


Your computer will take longer to startup, be patient, this is completely normal. After the CD or DVD is loaded it will automatically start the OS installer, do not reinstall your OS system!

If you are requested to choose a language, just click the right arrow button (Next).


To open the Disk Utility Click on Utilities > Disk Utility.


Now the Disk Utility window should be open. Choose from the left side of the window the hard drive you wish to repair (in this case Macintosh HD).

Make sure that the First Aid tab is selected.

Click Repair Disk button (bottom right).


The tool will check your hard drive, if it encounters any problems it will list them in the middle of the window, otherwise you'll receive this message - "The volume Macintosh HD appears to be OK".

Once the scan is over if it found problems, click again on Repair Disk, this will try to repair the problems, if not successful you need a more advanced utility tool.

on Aug 17, 2008 | Apple Mac OS X 10.4

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My macbook has a white screen with blinking folder inside what can i do

The issue is that the laptop cannot find a disk to boot from. This could be due to a number of things. Failed disk, corrupt disk, corrupt system files on the disk. If you have a system disk and an internal or external dvd reader, you may be able to boot from that. If not, then you will probably be visiting an Apple store, or at least a computer repair shop that repairs apple computers. If you have no backup, you risk losing your files.

Dec 28, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Formatted my touch and now it just shows the apple logo then a apple skull and is not getting recognized on mac book

You may need to restore or update your iPod, iPod mini, or iPod nano by placing it in Disk Mode if only an Apple logo appears when you turn it on. If this happens, the iPod software may have been damaged. Put iPod into Disk Mode, then restore or update iPod's software. Put iPod into Disk Mode. iPod should appear in the iTunes Source pane and on the desktop or in a Finder window, or in the My Computer window. If a message appears that says the volume could not be mounted and asks if you want to initialize the disk, choose to initialize iPod's disk. Use Mac OS Extended format (HFS Plus) if you have a Mac, or FAT32 if you have a Windows PC.

Warning: This process cannot be undone. All of your songs, videos, and other files will be deleted. Always make a backup of your important data.
Follow the steps to update or restore iPod. If you manually put iPod into Disk Mode it may need to be reset before you can use it. If you cannot put iPod into Disk Mode after performing these steps, it may need to be repaired. You can arrange for repair at the iPod Service Website.

In Europe, please schedule a service appointment with either an Apple retail store or a local Apple Authorized Service Provider.

In Australia, simply complete the online iPod service request form or take your iPod to a local Apple Authorized Service Provider.

Jan 27, 2013 | Apple iPod touch

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I have a imac G5 2005 rev c and when it starts upit goes too a blue screen with a small folder in the middle with two faces on it that flash

Try a safe boot.
Shutdown your machine. Hold down the shift key. Poweron. Wait awhile Wait awhile while you harddrive
is being checked.
Could be a corrupt disk. Run Disk Utility.
I suspect disk corruptions.
verify & repair your startup drive
To verify & repair you file system on the startup drive, you will need to run disk utility from you installation DVD.
This article will tell you how to get to disk utility. Once in a disk utility, you can go and attempt to recover the disk.

To repair your startup drive, you will need to run disk utility from your startup DVD.
Mac OS X 10.4: About the utilities available on the Mac OS X 10.4 Install DVD

Sep 18, 2011 | Apple Computers & Internet

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Why my ibook cannot boot to desktop.but only stop at the grey apple display

What is happening is the mach kernel is hanging during bootup. This is likely caused by a kernel panic. Boot-time kernel panics are caused by the following things:
  1. A botched software update
  2. A badly behaving hardware device
  3. Flaky RAM memory.
  4. You are WAAAY too low on free disk space.
Insert Installer disk and Restart, holding down the "C" key until grey Apple appears.
Go to Installer menu (Panther and earlier) or Utilities menu (Tiger) and launch Disk Utility.
Select your HDD (manufacturer ID) in the left panel.
Select First Aid in the Main panel.
(Check S.M.A.R.T Status of HDD at the bottom of right panel, and report if it says anything but Verified)
Click Repair Disk on the bottom right.
If DU reports disk does not need repairs quit DU and restart.
If DU reports errors Repair again and again until DU reports disk is repaired.
If DU reports errors it cannot repair you will need to use a utility like Tech Tool Pro or Disk Warrior

If you can make it this far, it is likely that your hard disk and the majority of your computer hardware are functioning correctly and your issue is software related.
Here are the best methods to troubleshoot Mac OS X filesystem problems:

May 29, 2010 | Apple iBook G3 Mac Notebook

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My apple ha s stuck on apple start up page with pinwheel disc and wont reboot help please

do you have the install disk? if so insert and start with "c" key pressed, this should boot off the disk, select language then on the next screen along the top you will see utilities, select this, and in the menu select disk utility, when it opens select the start up drive (main hard drive) and select repair disk, if this goes ok then select repair permissions, these both take a longish time. if they will not work go through the install procedure selecting the archive and install option.

Feb 22, 2010 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

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Every time I move the mouse the whole background screen moves with it , it's driving me crazy , how can I fix this ? Thank YOu


this sounds like a problem a friend had, it was caused by Zoom in Universal Access being switched on, i would uggest that you check the settings there and make sure it's switched off, failing that

You should do "Repair Disk" (different from "Repair Disk Permissions"!) in Disk Utility when booted from the Install CD/DVD. I.e. you restart from the Install CD/DVD, then run the version of Disk Utility that is available from one of the menus there (in 10.4.x, it's the Utilities menu), then go to the First Aid tab, select your boot drive, and click "Repair Disk" (NOT Repair Disk Permissions). If Repair Disk finds any errors at all, repeat the repair until no errors are found.
See this Apple doc:

Sep 14, 2009 | Apple Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger for Mac

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Gray screen

Use an install disk to repair the hard drive, verify permissions, repair permissions and such. Also try Disk Warrior which can sometimes repair problems that Apple's disk tools can't. If that doesn't work, reinstall OS X. If you don't have a disk go on eBay and buy them. Just make sure that your model is compatible with the set you get. Alternatively you could call Apple, which I believe sells them for about what eBay does, so that's an easy fix too.

Apr 08, 2009 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

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