Disk utility hanging up.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mzmercury, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. mzmercury macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    After my imac froze, I had to do a hard reboot. When I restarted the computer, it just sits on the gray logo screen with the spinning dial.
    Then I tried rebooting with the install disk to run disk utility but after I had chosen my hard drive, it hangs up.

    What else can I try?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. mzmercury thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    Tried it

    I have tried all the suggested ways of fixing this issue via apple support page.
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    Then I would say your drive is hosed. =(

    You will either need to invest in some more powerful disk repair software, such as Data Rescue or maybe Disk Warrior -- or if you dont want to spend the $100 on that, try to reformat the drive and restore it from your backup drive.

    I probably wouldnt trust the internal 100% anymore, but as long as you have a good backup you are fine. Internal needs replacement after something like this IMHO.

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