Disk Repair Question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by atrljoe, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. atrljoe macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2008
    My Mac seems to need to have the Disk Repaired, my employer has the disk and the guy who has it is on vacation until the 22nd. Can I use a disc from a MacBook to do the repair or does it still need drivers for this?
  2. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    You need the current operating system disc. The disc from another machine will not boot.
  3. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    You can boot into single-user mode and run fsck, as it appears on the screen, but the more important question is: why is it broken to begin with?
  4. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    You can repair with a retail OS disc if it is newer than the version that shipped with your computer. You don't need the exact recovery discs unless you need to use the very unhelpful HW test.:cool:

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