Previous 1 2 Next 17 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 10:22 AM by Aliesha75 Go to original post
  • 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?? 

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (121,245 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."



    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.

  • 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! 

Previous 1 2 Next