waiting to repair disk

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CrzyCanuck72, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    the harddrive in my macbook is making a bit more noise than usual (i can hear it being accessed), so I ran disk utility, and it told me I need to repair the disk. I won't have access to my OS X Install disks for another week, though. Is it ok to wait that long to repair the disk, or should I take it to the Apple Store and see if they can do it there? I'm just worried it's like a ticking time bomb that won't last the week...

    this is what disk utility says:
    thanks in advance
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    You can wait that long to repair it, just don't use the Mac.

    If you have volume structure problems or crosslinked files, its a time bomb. You don't know when, or what data, you will lose, only that you will.
     
  3. CrzyCanuck72 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yikes...ok, well I have a Genius Bar appointment for tomorrow morning, hopefully they will be able to run disk utility to repair the disk. thanks for your help
     
  4. compuwar macrumors 601

    compuwar

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    Better safe than sorry, back up your data now.
     
  5. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    You can repair it if you boot into single user mode by holding down Command-S as the Mac turns on. There are a few instructions that will appear on the screen when you boot into single user mode.
     

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