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  • 15. Re: my mac mini will not read any disk, it thinks about it then spits them out.
    Aliesha75 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Also... what is the systems library for?  (humiliating the lack of my knowledge..)  would this effect the disk??  and where the heck would it have gone?? 

  • 16. Re: my mac mini will not read any disk, it thinks about it then spits them out.
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,470 points)

    Hmmm, what OSX version are you on?

     

    Did we try this yet???

     

    "Try Disk Utility

     

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

     

    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.

     

    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)

     

    If perchance you can't find your install Disc, or are running 10.7+, at least try it from the Safe Boot part onward.

     

     

    If 10.7.0 or later...

     

    Bootup holding CMD+r, or the Option/alt key to boot from the Restore partitiion & use Disk Utility from there to Repair the Disk, then Permissions.

     

    Re-install if that doesn't work.

  • 17. Re: my mac mini will not read any disk, it thinks about it then spits them out.
    Aliesha75 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am searching for my disk and will try this!  Thank you so much for all your help!!  Will write back shortly! 

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