Repairing HD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rye9, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    Disk utility says my HD needs repair. How do I do this?
     
  2. risc macrumors 68030

    risc

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    You can boot of your install media and repair the drive from there. Or boot holding down command + s and boot in to single user mode then run:

    fsck -yf
     
  3. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    What is fsck? How do I do this? The Apple support page is confusing but it says for my problem, to ignore it and use single-user mode and run it. I dont understand. If I am the only account on my computer, am I in single user mode?
     
  4. ke2000 macrumors member

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    You can also boot from installation disk. Keep pressing 'c' after hear boot sound till screen is starting.
    run disk utility and repair the volume.
     
  5. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    Thanks, I will do that. I just don't like restarting my iBook two times in 10 minutes... I feel like it abuses it or something, does it cause any harm? Also because I shut down last week after the security update.... I feel its been going on and off too much.
     
  6. risc macrumors 68030

    risc

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    Like I said above you hold down command + s when you boot to get in to single user mode. It will drop you at the OS X command line, you then type

    fsck -yf

    It will do its magic and fix any hard drive errors it finds, you then mount the root drive by typing

    mount -uw /

    you can then reboot the machine by typing

    reboot

    and you're done.
     

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