Currently Being ModeratedJun 22, 2012 4:20 PM (in response to kevanessa99)
So does anyone have the knowledge to help me figure this out? 20+views and not one reply.
Come on guys, I really need some help with this one. I know this seems like advanced stuff but if you know what's up please help me tackle the issue.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 22, 2012 4:49 PM (in response to kevanessa99)
Did you try starting from your Leopard Install disc and repairing the drive? If not, start with the yellow box in #6 of Using Disk Utility.
If DIsk Utility can't fix it, yes, you can try Disk Warrior, per the pink box in the above link.
If it can't fix it either, or you don't want to spend the money, your alternative is to do a full backup of your entire system (not just copying a few files), then reformat the drive and restore the backups.
For this purpose, unless you're already using Time Machine to back up your entire system, a "bootable clone" is probably best. You can use the Restore tab of Disk Utility (#7 in the above link), or a 3rd-party app. CarbonCopyCloner is donationware; SuperDuper has a free version that will work for this.