Does this mean i have a Problem? Permissions won't verify/Disk won;t repair? Do I need to reformat my entire system?
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Does this mean i have a Problem? Permissions won't verify/Disk won;t repair? Do I need to reformat my entire system?Apr 28, 2012 5:29 AM (in response to seekr_ofun)
No answers. Just questions.
What are the particular errors received with the volume and protection operations, and were you booted from another disk when you attempted those rebuilds?
What OS X or OS X Server version is in use?
Is there a particular reason why you have posted the old (single-user) user database?
How current and how complete are your disk backups?
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Does this mean i have a Problem? Permissions won't verify/Disk won;t repair? Do I need to reformat my entire system?Apr 28, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to MrHoffman)
My system got a gray screen a week ago. I started open windows and files when i wasn't touching system. then I went into system to see logs and found all this info was getting sent out - and a history of log showed I had changed print share file share-- which i never use. // OK after getting gray screen - it wouldn't reboot. I put in disk for repair (Utilities Disk) and it shows that permissions wrong and that the "volume" has a error but that it couldn't fix. When I tried to go back to old backup - there is none YET I have it turned on...
system. ERRORS RECEIVED - PERMISSIONS are all wrong - in logs apple can't find the correct paths to files. I have Library out of my system Library. I have folders that are titles
processor 2 ghz core 2 duo
2gb 667 mhz ddr2 sdram
From what I can tell NO backups can I access from disk recovery. all this started when I updated APril 12, 2012 Java. It has changed everything to Alais "A" and "B". If I delete scripts because they are running -- they appear 2 & 3 times more. Call me parnoid - but also my sound keeps getting turned on and so does my camera...If I need to reformate - how if I back up will it not effect newly reformated system? I just know my MAc is doing weird things. Also On my other system it has users with same names but different numbers after it -- example: user, user1, user 2 user 3, etc. up to over 100 BUT I am unable to access...
I feel Like I am on a PC not a MAC.
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Does this mean i have a Problem? Permissions won't verify/Disk won;t repair? Do I need to reformat my entire system?Apr 28, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to seekr_ofun)
A grey screen implies either a low-level volume or system corruption, or that there's a hardware problem of some sort, or (potentially, but this is very far from certainty) your box has been hacked.
Boot disk utility, and create a backup on an external device. Given there are reportedly no (reliable?) backups available here, preserve what's still on the disk there as a first priority.
I'd then wipe the disk, and reinstall, and import the settings from the last good backup (if that works out, if the volume is sufficiently corrupt, it may not).
Since you're probably not going to want to wipe and install from the onset, have a chat with the local Apple Genius folks, or with your preferred service provider.