This is related to an earlier post, but with a new twist. My disk utility will no longer run and crashes when I try to verify permissions. I ran OS X disk and was able to verify the permissions and repair the disk, but now that I am trying to run disk utility on its own, it is failing just like before. In addition to this problem, I cannot run installer as I quickly realized when I tried to run the iTunes update last night. I am not as knowledgeable on this area as others, but it would seem these two are related. I am lost at how to resolve this and pretty concerned, can anyone provide some insight and a offer a solution? Here is a link to my earlier and related posting. I wanted to start a new thread because of the changed circumstances. Thanks a bunch. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=247317 _ _ Don't forget to vote Tuesday, November 7th. If you are pleased with the way our country, states, and cities are being run or really pissed off, take action. Vote!