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Diskwarrior 3.0.3 Rebuilds but does not Replace

I'm able to run Diskwarrior 3.0.3 on my iMac (running OS 10.4.11), it rebuilds the directory, presents it for Preview, but the Replace button does not ever become active. Any suggestions, please?

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I am unable to open my account, it tells me this due to too many redirects

Hi Nigol

Your reference to too many accounts is not clear or specific as to which account your referring to.
Is this the Mac's "User" Account or are you referring to an internet account? "Redirect" makes me think that you are having internet problems. Restart your Modem. Restart your Mac.
But... If your having User Account problems then this may help...
to improve your user knowledge of any Apple Computer's Startup Options........
1. Hold the Power Button down for about 5-10 seconds to force shutdown the computer.
2. Press the Power On button, then immediately hold your finger down on the shift key until you see an icon.
This will be rather slow to start up in "Safe Mode" to test for any extension problems. Give it 5 minutes then Reboot.
3. At Bootup Chimes... hold the Option Key down.
Look for Icon on screen. These will be bootable external Hard Drives or the Apple "Recovery" drive.
Choose the recovery HD. This will give you a vary basic OS X to work with.
Choose the Disk Utility from the top menu. This will allow you to run Disk First Aid. Choose Repair hard Drive and allow time to complete. Then run Repair Permissions and allow time to complete. This may fix your problem.

Hard Drives will always be prone to failures from bumps & jar's while in use.
Protect your investment... Create a full Backup "Clone" to an External Hard Drive (preferably 3.5" SATA Western Digital or Seagate etc)
A "Clone" of your existing hard drive is a Bootable copy of everything on your internal Hard Drive. This is a very wise decision to make. You won't realise it until you need it.
You simply Boot it by holding the Option Key down at Startup.
Then you not only have a running system to get you going, but, you can also run the software "tools" to fix problems.
I Make my "Clone" once a year at least. Also prior to Installing an Update to OS X. Also before Formatting my internal Hard drive to allow a Clean Install of a New OS X.
CCC is the best Mac Utility I own. Been using it for Years
Next is DiskWarrior.
- File & Directory Repairs for MacBook & iMac.

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My computer won't boot from the new disk warrior

Usually three beeps indicate a problem with the RAM, reseat the RAM and then try to boot up with disk warrior. Hope this hels.

Mar 27, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Wont startup.flashing ?

Hi. The Flashing ? means that the mac cannot find a valid start-up drive. Sometimes this can mean a failed Hard-drive but more commonly it is a sign of directory corruption.
It's quite possible with an iMac of this age that you could have a failed Hard-drive. However, if you can locate a copy of DiskWarrior you can fix a corrupt directory.

Feb 05, 2012 | Apple iMac G3 15" M5521 Desktop

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My 24" Aluminium iMac (early 2008 model) with 2.88Ghz 320g hard drive and 4g rams would freeze out of nowhere...I have ran various program tools to scan (tinkertool, DiskWarrior etc) soft and hard ware but...

Thank you for contacting Fixya Support, I am glad to assist.

In cases where you are experiencing issues with your iMac 24" and you have already tried hard drive and software repairs (including Tinkertool and Disk Warrior), one troubleshooting step I would recommend you try is unseating and re-seating your RAM card one module at a time.

Once you have tried this, then run Disk Warrior, run the Repair Disk Permissions (at least twice).

Once you have run the Disk Repair option, then perform a Disk Rebuild (it will not remove your files from your hard drive but actually rebuilds the Mac OS X directory) and reboot your iMac.

Try this procedure and see if that makes a difference in your iMac's performance.

Let me know if this helps.



Sep 03, 2010 | Apple iMac 24" Desktop

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I want to keep my Mac (latest OS) operating at peak efficiency.

If you have DiskWarrior 4, you should use it instead of Disk Utility. Don't run both. DiskWarrior 4 is much more sophisticated.

I recommend that you:
1. **Back up** your precious files, pictures, documents, etc. before running any disk utility. There's a small risk of data corruption. You need to back up regularly anyway because all hard drives do fail sooner or later.
2. Run the "check files and folders" function of DiskWarrior 4 about every 4 weeks. This will check every single file and folder for errors and fix them if necessary.
3. Run the "rebuild directory" every few months. The disk "directory" on Mac formatted drives is like a map to the contents of the hard drive. As files are created and deleted, the directory gets fragmented. Rarely, errors can creep in. DiskWarrior completely rebuilds and defragments the directory, improving performance (It doesn't defrag the whole drive though.)
3. Turn on the function that notifies you if the disk is about to fail (if your disk supports S.M.A.R.T.). I have it set up to email me.

I don't personally believe the "cleaner" programs are necessary. If you want to get rid of an application, if it has an uninstaller, be sure to use it. If not, drag the app to the trash. Usually, it will leave behind only small files. Leaving those files on the hard drive is not a problem.

If you want to get one anyway, Macworld just reviewed three or four of them. It looks like the best performer was CleanApp, from Synium ($15) at

Good luck and please let us know if this information was helpful. Please rate me if this answered your question adequately. If not, please post again with more questions and we'll be glad to offer further guidance.

Jul 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Macintosh HD will open from desktop icon but won't stay open. I can access all but applications files using finder but Macintosh HD closes when I click on applications. I recently transferred files from...

Sounds like you may have some permissions issues - I would suggest sticking in the OS disc that came with your iMac, restarting, and holding the "C" key when you hear the chime - this will make it boot off the CD. Once booted from it, go to Tools->Disk Utility, choose your disk, and do "Repair Permissions". Once that is done, you can quit the installer and restart. If that doesn't work, the next step I would recommend is running DiskWarrior, which is $99 - this is like an industrial permissions/hard drive directory repair disc, used by many professionals. If that doesn't solve it, you will likely have to back up your user data and do a fresh install of the OS from the discs you have. Good luck!

Nov 05, 2009 | Apple iMac 17" MA199LLA Desktop

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Takes a really long time to boot up , locks up when any program is opened

Three major possibilities: corrupt OS, failing drive, failing logic board.
There are many ways to diagnose this, but each requires equipment or packages an average user may not have. You could boot from a DiskWarrior CD and run a disk rebuild; this would report disk hardware failures. You could boot from an external drive containing a bootable copy of the OS; if it still boots slowly and locks up, the logic board is suspect. You could reinstall your OS using archive-and-install; if this fixes the problem, it was a corrupt OS.

Sep 12, 2009 | Apple iMac G4 Desktop

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Imac G5 desktop rebuilds randomly

When a mac does this it is related to what is called the Finder which handles the graphical interactions with the operating system. First thing you should do is run maintenance. An excellent free tool for doing this is Onyx which can be downloaded here... (be sure to download the right version for your system).
Install the package, then run it, it will check your drive and the structure, after this, click on the automation tab and check on everything for Maintenance, Clear Cache, Cleaning, and check on Reset -> LaunchServices database and Mail's Envelope Index. When it completes, restart and this should clear up your problem.

Jan 23, 2009 | Apple iMac G5 Desktop

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IMAC G5 Boot problems

This sounds like the HDD hard died. Sometimes you can hit "option" at the startup to see if the HDD is corrupt. If you see a file with a questionmark in it, then you need to reinstall the OS, BUT before doing this, restart it and hold "apple T" it make the HDD and the computer a giant external hardrive. Just get a firewire cable and backup the hard drive onto another system before reinstalling.

If you see a disk icon come up, there is definate directory problems as it still recognises that it has a hard drive. Disc warrior might fix it.

Jul 02, 2008 | Apple iMac G5 Desktop

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