Need to repair disk but I don't have dvd?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by roderick, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. roderick macrumors member

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    Tried to verify disk in disk utility and it said I have to boot from install dvd and repair. I don't have install dvd, what do i do?
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    You didn't say what your OS version was, but if it is pre-lion, I have heard that you can call Apple and get them to send you a DVD. Can't say this is the absolute truth - just going from memory.
     
  3. roderick thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    You could clone your startup disk to an external drive using SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner, then boot from the external to repair the startup disk with DU.
     
  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Yes, or a cloned backup. You can't use your Mac's internal drive to check itself.
     

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