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I have an HD that Disk Utility can't repair. I was hoping to see if you could talk me through, or you access my computer on-line to possibly fix the disc before I reformat it.

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We cant connect to your computer while its not in the operating system.
If you need to check the drive for bad sectors and recover them download Hirens Boot CD >>>>>>>

This boot CD comes down in an image and can burn directly to CD, use this CD to benchmark, test and repair your computer, remember you need to get the Mac to boot from CD first to use the hard drive tools section on the CD.

Good luck

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You can use tune up software

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