482 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 12, 2007 6:34 PM by elmac
An explanation of the Onyx error here:
Basically it's saying that Onyx can't run until you repair your disk with DiskUtility.
If DiskUtility (when booted from your OSX install CD while holding down the C key -- then run DiskUtility from the Utility menu at the top of the install screen) can't repair, then DiskWarrior might be able to.
If that fails, hopefully you have backups, or you may have to use a recovery program like DataRescueII in conjuction with an external drive to recover important files.
It sounds like your hard drive is not very happy at the moment. What isn't clear is whether this is a hardware problem or a filesystem corruption problem.
Did you by any chance notice the SMART status of your disk when you ran DiskUtility? If it did not say "Verified" for the SMART status, then your drive is dying, which might explain the slowness of the repair attempt.
Thank you for your advice. So many read my post but only you replied my post. Thanks a lot
I have not tried Repair Disk. I shall run it tonight. Hopefully it will recover my HD. It's kinda strange that my HD behaves like this. Every now and then, it shows this kind of behaviour (slow startup). I am really keeping my fingers cross that my HD is fine.
I already read the article you gave me about Onyx. I will run it again after Repair Disk.
Again, thanks so much! Really appreciate it