Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2012 3:47 PM (in response to tm1594)
You cannot do this from the same start-up disk. Reboot from your install disk (holding down the C key). Once it opens, select your language, and then go to Disk Utility from the Utilities menu. Select your hard disk as before and click Repair:
Once that is complete reboot again from your usual start-up disk.
Call Apple Customer Support 1-800-767-2775, provide the Serial Number and specifications of the Mac, and for a reasonable fee, they will supply a replacement set of system discs (if available).
The discs will be for the original version of the OS that was pre-installed when the Mac was manufactured.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2012 4:02 AM (in response to Klaus1)
Okay I'll try this out, will repairing the disk delete any of my files? In which case should I back everything up?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 5:40 AM (in response to Klaus1)
I tried restarting my laptop and then pressing down the 'C' key but nothing happened :S
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 5:42 AM (in response to tm1594)
Hold down the C key as you restart.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 5:49 AM (in response to Klaus1)
I tried it again but still nothing happened, the only thing different I guess was that when the light blue screen came up it stayed there for a while longer than usual until it went onto the log-in options
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 7:26 AM (in response to Klaus1)
Sorry for such a late response, I've been away.
I realised that the reason this wasn't working was because my disk drive is damaged and so whenever I try to put my install dvd in, it just ejects it soon after.
Do you know if there is any other way to fix my problem without using the install disk?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 4:15 AM (in response to tm1594)
Here is all you need to know: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1417