8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 2:59 PM by deviant1996
deviant1996 Level 1 (0 points)

i have an apple computer and it just keeps loading at the apple symbol there is a waiting lne it goes to about 1/10th through it then the line dissapeares and this thing just sits and spins and spins for ages so i tried turning my computer on and holding cmd and v and i read something about "The volume macintosh hd could not be repaired " also i tried that ten or fifteen times and it finally let me in but would not let me access anything apart from the internet the pointer just kept spinning on the desktop but fine on the internet help? please any help would be greatley apprichatted

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,755 points)

    i have an apple computer


    Yes, we all do. If you would care to identify which Apple computer you have and what version of OS X it is running we can try to help you.

  • deviant1996 Level 1 (0 points)

    i have an imac not too sure and im running mac os x 10.6.8 an i mac7 ,1

    about 7 years old

  • Rambling Joe Level 2 (280 points)

    You have an Intel-based iMac.  You'll probably get more responses in the Intel-based iMac forum.  The discussion forum for Intel-based iMacs is here:


    https://discussions.apple.com/community/desktop_computers/imac_intel?view=discus sions


    That being said here are a few links to instructions on how to perform a few possible fixes.


    1)  Reset the System Management Controller (SMC):




    2)  Reset the computer's PRAM:




    3)  Run Disk Utility and Repair your hard disk and disk permissions.  You need your original OS install disk that came with your iMac, or a OS 10.6 full retail DVD install disk.


    Turn the computer off.  Put the DVD in the optical drive slot, restart the computer while holding down the 'C' key until the computer finishes loading/starting up. 


    From the Top Menu bar click on Utility, or Utilities, or Installer Utilities (something like that), and select Disk Utility.  Select your normal startup HD from the column in the left-hand side of the Disk Utility window.  Then click the First Aid button from the top center of the window panel.  Then click the Repair Disk from the lower right of the panel.  If the repair was successful, the click the Repair Permissions button.


    If the Repair Disk was not successful, you'll need Disk Warrior or another more powerful disk repair utility.


    Good luck.

  • deviant1996 Level 1 (0 points)

    what is disk warrior

  • Rambling Joe Level 2 (280 points)

    Here is a link to DiskWarrior:




    Good luck.

  • deviant1996 Level 1 (0 points)

    and for 100 quid this will definately fix this?

  • Rambling Joe Level 2 (280 points)

    I don't sell it.  I don't guarantee it.  It was a suggestion, since nothing else you've tried seems to have worked. You might have a hardware problem that would require service from a qualified Apple Repair facility. 


    Contact Alsoft support.  Try to describe your problem and see what they say. 


    DiskWarrior has saved a lot of people from a lot of problems.  That much I can guarantee you.


    Good luck.

  • deviant1996 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi sorry it took me so long to reply but i have a new question now when i press cmd and v it goes through all of this stuff and says the volume macintosh hd could not be repaired skips that then device in slot--1 ** any help would be much apprichated also could anyone who does help explain everything as i am not so good with all of this Thanks