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Originally Posted by rokes View Post
how do i go about doing so???? i've tried the SafeMode start, turning off and starting it back up while pressing the option or function button + S and tried running the software check and nothing came up.
If you can't use your computer for that long before getting that screen then you will have to use your Mac OS disc and then boot up from that by inserting the disc and holding the C key on startup. It sounds like you have an older version of Mac OS so it might not go exactly as I say.

Anyway once you boot from the disc, you need to go up to the menu bar and find Disk Utilities. It is also normally installed on your computer but it's also installed on the OS disc just for occasions such as this. The verify function is in the First Aid tab in Disk Utilities. You can then repair it if it needs it.

I'm not saying it's definitely a hard drive issue but I think your problem is hardware related if you are getting that message.
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