Repair: before or after?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rye9, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    My HD needs repair according to Disk Utility... should I insert the disk... download this security update.. and then as it does the necessary reboot hold down C? Or should I repair... which means retart twice.. then download the security update for a third reboot?
     
  2. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    Repair it now before you install that security update. ;)
     
  3. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    Just curious, how come that's the recommended procedure?
     
  4. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    That's what makes the most logical sense to me. :confused:
     
  5. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Because the repair means there's something wrong with the disk or the file system nodes that can be fixed, but if you start an update that will write a lot of files and change files on the disk while it's in an unfixed state, you have a higher chance of causing more damage or borking some system files entirely.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If ever you notice the drive needs repairing, do it straight away. You don't want to lose any data or mess up the system. :)
     

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