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How do I repair a Snow Leopard disk?

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rstark1 Calculating status...
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May 20, 2013 10:21 AM

I followed the instructions to download the DiskRecovery Assistant to install on a thumb drive only to discover that I cannot use this with Snow Leopard 10.6.8.  My disk needs repairing NOW and Software Update says my OS X is up to date.  I cannot get a strong recommendation to install Lion on this older MacBook Pro2.2 as Apple does not say it is appropriate for this hardware.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Need a Disk Recovery/Repair Utility
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,855 points)
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    May 20, 2013 10:28 AM (in response to rstark1)

    Use a compatible Mac OS X 10.6 install DVD; if none's available, restart with the Shift key held down to quietly run a disk repair utility.

     

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  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    May 20, 2013 12:18 PM (in response to rstark1)

    rstark1 wrote:

     

    I cannot get a strong recommendation to install Lion on this older MacBook Pro2.2 as Apple does not say it is appropriate for this hardware.

     

    I agree totally.

     

     

    My disk needs repairing NOW and Software Update says my OS X is up to date.

     

    Before you do anything, do you have a copy of your personal data off the machine on a external storage drive? (not TimeMachine for now)

     

    Do that first, then whatever happens your data is fine. Disconnect the drive.

     

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    Next follow through these Steps to fix your machine or find out what's the problem.

     

    Step by Step to fix your Mac

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