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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.

Cheers.

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.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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

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Need OSX 10.5 start up disk


You can find it to download on Youtube,

But, if you are just trying to fix something, I would try the FREE utility AppleJack.
AppleJack is a user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if you can't load the GUI, or don't have a startup CD handy. AppleJack runs in Single User Mode and is menu-based for ease of use.

You can download it for free and use it for free from:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/15667/applejack

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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.


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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).


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


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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).

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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.

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My computer is slow


your System may be slow due to following reason
- Too many programs running at startup or in the background
- Data Corruption, hard disk fragmentation
- Missing Windows updates or outdated drivers
- Not enough hard drive space, too many unused programs
- Left over programs, old cached and temporary files
So Follow these steps to fix computer problem::
- Delete all the temp files
- Remove unused programs
- install latest drivers from the manufacturer site
- Install and run antispyware software
- Free up wasted space with Disk Cleanup tool
- Defragment your hard disk drive
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The disk might not have a working OS on it.

It you have successfully run the disk utility the disk probably in full working order. I think that the OS on the disk is either missing, corrupt or not compatible with the computer you are running it on.

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Sounds like it may be a disk problem. Try open Disk Utility (if you can't find it, use Spotlight (press Command and Spacebar) to search for it. Repair Disk Permissions. Also, try Verify Disk.
If this don't work, or you get errors from Verify Disk, try and turn off the Mac (power down), then start up holding down the Command and R keys and you should boot into the emergency disk. Here you can Repair Disk, and then repair permissions again.
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1.) In Utilities Click on Disk Utility

Once Disk Utility is running; on the left hand side of the disk utility window, you will show any disks on the machine.

2.) Click on the name of the hard drive in this window. (New options appear to the left

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3.) Click on First Aid to the right of the disk window.

4.) Click on the Repair Disk Permissions


I like to restart the machine once that is complete.


See if this fixes the issue.


If not you may need to reinstall the OS



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Try this:

• Open a new Finder window and select Library from your Home Folder
• Select the Preferences folder.
• Locate and remove to the Trash,
com.apple.preferences.plist
• Now click on the back arrow in the upper left corner of your
window- this will take you back to the Library window.
• Now locate and remove the folder entitled "Caches"

-Close all windows and then click on the blue Apple menu icon and select from the drop down menu, Logout<username>.

• this will take you to the main login window. Simply log back in and before you attempt to launch System Preferences, run Disk Utility first:

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Go to Finder Menu bar
• Click Go > Utilities > Disk Utility and open up Disk Utility app.
• Click on Macintosh HD volume (or on the name you have changed
this volume to.)
• Select "Repair Disk Permissions"
**Let Disk Utilities run this repair permissions until completion
(This is not often a necessary step, but in the many of the hands-on software and Mac OS X troubleshooting I have done on Macs, I almost always run it just because it does repair alot of the permissions on files which can sometimes affect how certain applications, files and folders work. It also improves your Mac's performance a bit too:)

Once Disk Utility is complete and there are no errors in red in the completion summary (if there are errors listed in red, re-run DU to see if those error will clear- if they don't reply back to this post right away and let me know what the exact error message is), quit Disk Utility.

• Relaunch System Preferences.

Let me know if this helps resolve the issue.

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1.) In Utilities Click on Disk Utility

Once Disk Utility is running; on the left hand side of the disk utility window, you will show any disks on the machine.

2.) Click on the name of the hard drive in this window. (New options appear to the left

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3.) Click on First Aid to the right of the disk window.

4.) Click on the Repair Disk Permissions


I like to restart the machine once that is complete.


See if this fixes the problem.


If not try adding the printer again in Print & Fax

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Yes, that is very weird.
First thing I would try is tossing the preferences. Find the file "com.apple.DiskUtility.plist" in your home directory "Library/Preferences" folder.
If that does not work: Do you have more than one volume on your computer? Does this happen with every volume?
You could also try to boot from the OS CD (or the restore CD that came with your computer). Disk Utility is available under the "installer" menu. Don't run the installer, just look for the "disk utility". If that also does not work, then there may be something wrong with logic board.

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