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Mac Disk Utility Problem

Trying to use my Disk Utility program to, but it doesn't start running, what am I missing?

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1.Insert the Mac OS X Install CD or DVD.

2.Restart Mac, immediately after the bong, hold down the C key until the Apple logo appears.

3.When the Installer reaches the INTRODUCTION phase, click on Utilities at the top of the screen, and drop down to Disk Utility.

4.Click the First Aid tab.

5.Highlight the boot hard drive volume or partition.

6.Click Repair Disk.

7.Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the scan comes up all clean and good (and run it one more time).

8.Quit Disk Utility and the OS Installer and reboot.

9.Firewire Target Disk Mode is another option we should know about.

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Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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    i tried but the start up disk won't start now no monitor just a blinking pilot

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I recommend you to visit my thread about the mac Disk repair

http://www.fixya.com/support/r935084-mac_repair_disk

I think it's clear and easy to follow, you can find it at fixya in the tips & tricks section, or follow the link above.

Ciao.

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I would suggest updating your Apple to the latest MAC OS X 10.5

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