Disk utility and failure report?!

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  1. mikesjo macrumors regular

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    Ok I just ran the Disk Utilities: Repair permissions, Verify disk permissions and verify disk.

    After running verify disk, I was left with this message:
    Now what am I suppose to do?! What do these 3 diagnostics do anyways. Sorry for sounds such a newbie.

    Thanks!
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The volume needs repaired. You need to restart from another disk (an OSX installer CD will work too) and repair the volume using Disk Utility...
     
  3. mikesjo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. So I just stick in the osx disk, restart, and it'll come up automatically?
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Not exactly. Stick in the disk. Restart the computer while holding down the "C" key. Once the disk boots, you should see "disk utility" in one of the menus on the top file bar. Repair permissions from there.
     
  5. mikesjo thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Not all that often.
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    No, it does not happen too often. But, I've heard that it is very good for your system when you Repair permissions from the non-boot drive. I don't do it that way (too much of a hassle).
     
  8. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    It is only good when it is needed. Otherwise useless :)

    not as big a hassle as working on a wacky system that wont do what you need it too :)
     

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