ibook g4 800mhz hdd check

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Ljw1976, May 14, 2009.

  1. Ljw1976 macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2008
    how do i do a diagnostic on the hd....????

    and is there a defragmenter like on pc's..sorry for that devil word...but just plain curious
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    There's no defragment needed under OS X.

    You can run Disc Utility to repair permissions which can improve performance, and also "repair drive" which can correct other issues.

    Disk Utility is located in the Utilities folder within Applications. Sometimes though, it will need to be run of the OS X CD/DVD if the issues need to be resolved from outside the OS. In that case, you'd put the disc in the computer, and reboot, holding the C key while the computer is booting to load the CD/DVD drive and following prompts.

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