Disk utility problems

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  1. adam-royles macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to repair my disk so I can install bootcamp, but when I reboot my machine and run disk utility and choose repair disk, it hangs. Does anyone have any ideas ?

    thanks

    Adam
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Are you restarting your machine with your restore disk 1 in the optical drive, immediately holding down the c key, and choosing your restore disk 1 as the startup disk and running Disk Utility from it?
     
  3. adam-royles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, yes I'm doing all that, it prompts me for a language then after that I choose utilities and disk utilities. I get the spinning beach ball when I press repair disk and thats it... perhaps I need to leave it longer than 5-6 mins ??

    Thanks

    Adam
     
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    It usually takes much longer. Give it more like 30-60 minutes and see if it finishes.
     
  5. adam-royles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its been running for about 45 mins now and still no status bar, just a spinning beach ball ?? :(
     
  6. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like that disk has a problem. Why are you running Repair Disk in order to install BootCamp? Have you been having problems with the disk?
     
  7. adam-royles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I try to install bootcamp it says that it unable to do it. Acting upon advice from others I have tried to repair the disk using disk utility. Is there any other ways around this ? Would it be possible to make an image of my disk, format it, then put the image back on ?

    Thanks

    Adam
     
  8. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Yes... this would be a bootable clone backup which can be performed by an application like SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner. To create a bootable clone, you will need an external hard drive.
     
  9. adam-royles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tips, I'll make an image, wipe the drive, reformat and install, hopefully that should do it.

    Cheers

    Adam
     

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