waiting to repair disk

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CrzyCanuck72, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    the harddrive in my macbook is making a bit more noise than usual (i can hear it being accessed), so I ran disk utility, and it told me I need to repair the disk. I won't have access to my OS X Install disks for another week, though. Is it ok to wait that long to repair the disk, or should I take it to the Apple Store and see if they can do it there? I'm just worried it's like a ticking time bomb that won't last the week...

    this is what disk utility says:
    thanks in advance
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    You can wait that long to repair it, just don't use the Mac.

    If you have volume structure problems or crosslinked files, its a time bomb. You don't know when, or what data, you will lose, only that you will.
  3. CrzyCanuck72 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    yikes...ok, well I have a Genius Bar appointment for tomorrow morning, hopefully they will be able to run disk utility to repair the disk. thanks for your help
  4. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    Better safe than sorry, back up your data now.
  5. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2004
    Wilmington, DE
    You can repair it if you boot into single user mode by holding down Command-S as the Mac turns on. There are a few instructions that will appear on the screen when you boot into single user mode.

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