Need help - trouble on my laptop

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  1. alpha21, Jul 6, 2014
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    alpha21 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I am posting here for the first time. I had trouble on my laptop yesterday for some reason while i was working on something the laptop became slow so i restarted it. It took at least ten minutes to restart and while resterting there was a wheel below the apple logo and status bar.

    I know it is diagnosing something so when it finally entered into the desktop now half my applications arent working properly e.g. firefox, photoshop and i had to reinstall several apps to make them work again. Also it freezes a lot especially when im doing something e.g. internet, photoshop etc. However the problem isnt with the hard disk as i checked the S.M.A.R.T feature and it said verified. I am a very advanced user and i have a lot of experience.

    On my laptop i have a windows partition running windows 7 that does'nt seem to be affected by this problem. Please help :(:( ?

    PS i tried repair but itsnt working. I have a mac book pro 4gb 500gb hardisk.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    Even though SMART checks out and your Windows partition seems to be working I'd still suspect your HDD.

    Have you tried reinstalling OSX? Maybe some system files are corrupted.
     
  3. alpha21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I get this message when trying to repair

    The volume Hard Drive was found corrupt and needs to be repaired.
    Error: This disk needs to be repaired using the Recovery HD. Restart your computer, holding down the Command key and the R key until you see the Apple logo. When the Mac OS X Utilities window appears, choose Disk Utility.

    I tried doing that but it wont work
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    What doesn't work? You can't boot into the recovery HD or you can't repair the HD once you do?
     
  5. alpha21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When i boot into recovery it can repair hd
     
  6. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    Clear sign of the HDD on its way out. If you don't have a backup try to get the data out as quickly as possible (my suggestion: remove the drive and plug it into a new machine via USB cable or caddy and copy the necessary files this way) and get a new drive. Alternatively, once you have the data you need from it make a full format, maybe this way the drive itself can be recovered.
     
  7. alpha21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well i checked it on my windows using command prompt and did a quick SMART diagnosis it said the hard disk was ok
     
  8. Freyqq macrumors 601

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    try repairing disk permissions. Otherwise, it might be a failing HD.
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    SMART isn't always correct. The symptoms you're describing sound like HDD failure.
     
  10. Gpulvi macrumors member

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    I've had the same issue with a mid 2012 Mac Mini. The issue was the HDD, so I've changed it and voila, problem solved.

    BTW, Disk Utilities said the drive was fine, but the issue WAS the HDD.
     
  11. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    SMART isn't always that smart.... get your data out now, believe me, I speak from experience...
     
  12. kersfrog macrumors newbie

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    Hi - I have a relatively new SSD from Crucial Memory...and I realised it has 89Gb which is "hidden" ..that is I cannot access it..which I have read maybe a disc problem.

    When I ran Disk Utility it said "

    This disk needs to be repaired using the Recovery HD. Restart your computer, holding down the Command key and the R key until you see the Apple logo. When the Mac OS X Utilities window appears, choose Disk Utility."

    BUT when I restart holding down Command -R or just Command, it does NOT boot into Recovery mode...

    Anyone got any ideas? Is there another way to check if its the SSD having problems??

    P

     

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