Finder stopped working, no desktop either

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  1. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

    lilcosco08

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    So I booted up my MBP today, and to my surprise, my desktop icons were missing. When I tried to click on the desktop, it just started to beachball for all eternity. So I opened up the force quit menu, it wasn't responding. After a relaunch, it did the same thing. After some research, I found that a restart should fix it. No luck. I need help. I can't open any folders. Everything is running sluggish as well.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    First aid found the volume corrupt

    Hopefully booting from disk+disk aid will work!!
     
  4. Helixc0de macrumors regular

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    Try to reinstall the operating system. If all else fails give a call to apple. Or take it to a apple genuis bar.
     
  5. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm saving that as a last resort.

    Anyone know how a solution to the invalid sibling link error?
     
  6. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Try Disk Utility (repair disk) from the install DVD or some other disk repair utility.
     
  7. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Disk utility, no luck
    All other disk repairs are mac only. Pretty useless when this is the only mac in the house and the OS X partition stopped booting

    In disk utility, Is it possible to just backup+restore 1 partition instead of the whole drive? My Ubuntu+win 7 parts work perfectly
     
  8. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is it possible to create an IMG of my OS X partition in Win 7 and restore from that in disk utility?
     
  9. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    No, not as far as I know.
     
  10. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Another question, I backed up under the restore tab in disk utility

    How would I restore it when I reinstall OS X?
     

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