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Extension IOStorageFamily.kext corrupt after cleaning ...

1606 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 3:35 AM by Austin Kinsella1 RSS
dragonfly-jdenz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 9, 2012 12:29 PM

Hi lads,


looking for an easy fix


This is what I did:

Had a couple of very old apps on my iMac, which didn't run anymore. So I uninstalled iFamily (an application for family trees) and my "friendly" CleanMyMac pops up to help me to uninstall this app.


This is what happens:

When I try to mount any external hard / flash drive, nothings shows, but I get an error msg. that my extension System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext is corrupt and needs reinstalling (or contact the vendor).


Also my system only restarts in safe mode (holding shift at start-up) otherwise I get a no-entry sign.


Now I've seen a similar problem here:

but I'm no good with X11 / terminal / UNIX.


My question:

Can I use UNIX command kextutil to fix my problem or is there another way apart from a system install???


Thx, any help is appreciated.

AirPort Extreme 802.11n (4th Gen), Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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