Hi. I have recently installed Mac OS 10.6 on my Intel iMac (8,1). I am very pleased with it, but for some reason Disk Utility crashes each time I open it. I get an error message saying Disk Utility quit unexpectedly. I relaunch it, but then the same thing happens. At first I thought there was some error, so I restarted. That didn't help. Now disk utility is basically "useless." Is there any Terminal hack or something?
iMac 8,1, Mac OS X (10.6), Running Windows Vista Ultimate + Snow Leopard!!
Try using Disk Utility to do a Disk Repair, as shown in this link, while booted up on your install disk. Maybe it will fix it. You could have some directory corruption. Let us know what errors Disk Utility reports and if DU was able to repair them. Then Repair Permissions.
I have the same problem - upgraded from 10.5.8 to SnowLeopard and when I try to start Disk Utility with QSilver it just crashes during the launch. I found that if I browse with Finder to if and start from the icon - it works OK hph