I'm not even sure what FIPS is. Again, I just ran CleanMyMac and this is where it got me...
I don't have access to an external drive to backup currently. I can boot must fine into my Bootcamp partiton, so I feel like the physical disk is just fine...
Hmm. Thanks for the replies everyone. Now how exactly did FIPS become setup on my machine? After doing usr/lib...cc_fips_test -v I do indeed get a FIPS USER SPACE POST: Integrity Test Failed!
What have I done to warrant this? Is there anything else to be do e besides reinstalling the OS? And does this have a direct correlation with why I can't verify/repair disk permissions?
I bought a brand new MacBook Air and had FIPS preinstalled on it. Went through to Apple support and the long and short of it is that the OS needs reinstalling if you want to be rid of it.
As Linc says, back up first.
Once you have a new install, (assuming you would migrate you data to a completely clean disk), run sudo dmesg in Terminal and see what it says before you do anything.
Actually if you run sudo dmesg > ~/Desktop/BootLog.txt in a Terminal window at any time it'll place a text file of your verbose boot on the desktop. The command will ask for your admin password before proceeding.
And the saga continues :/
I tried to reinstall Mountain Lion from Recovery and I get the message: Could not find installation information for this machine. Contact AppleCare. I don't get what's wrong.
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