2292 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2010 9:20 PM by stephenb4
I have seen this happen. IMHO the repair is so minor that when the disk is free after booting from the DVD, it is repaired as DU checks the disk. It was reported the first because DU could not corrected it the first time because the system was running from that disk at that time.
Message was edited by: Allan Eckert
If you bought Applecare on the machine, Install (If you haven't already) Tech Tool Deluxe and make
the tech tool bootable cd. Run tech tool from the cd and it should repair it.
If you have Disk Warrior, it should repair it. Most third party disk repair utilities should fix it.
If you don't have any of those, make a bootable backup, reformat (erase) the boot volume and
reinstall your backup.
note: repartitioning is not necessary, so don't mess with your boot camp installation, if you have one.
do not repartition, just format (erase) the existing HFS+ (mac OS extended journaled) boot partition.
Message was edited by: KJK555
My Apple Care expired a year or so ago, so TechTool no longer loads. It's probably better just to take the plunge and erase/install anyway. I'm kind of new to Macs (I inherited this machine from my daughter just as her Apple Care expired) but the operation seems relatively painless. I'll read up on it and give it a try.
Thanks for taking the time to help me.