First Aid says something wrong - but only in Safe Mode...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kildaiko, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Kildaiko macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2016

    I ran First Aid on disk in normal mode and after booting into Recovery. In both cases, First Aid said everything was okay. But when I tried it in Safe Mode, it says about Apple HDD that "Problems were found with the partition map which might prevent booting".

    Is this serious? And it is pure coincidence I even tried First Aid in Safe Mode - otherwise I would not even know about it. And isn't Recovery First Aid meant to be the best and most thorough? That one says everything is fine. Could First Aid in Safe Mode give false positives? Should I be worried or not?
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Yes if that that hard drive is older it might be dying slowly! Sometimes drives dye slowly like old Hollywood movie deaths!

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