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    Cant run repair disk permissions?!
    Well my mac got grey screened again and it seemed like safeboot wasnt working so i ran my disk utilities running my osx cd when i select my hard drive the button for repair disk permissions is grayed out and i cant xlick it all i can do is verify disk permissions. Someone pls help?

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    Make sure you're selecting the drive icon in that list and not the HD icon itself!

    Hope this helps

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    Yeah i clicked on my hard drives name macintosh hd

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    Could be that it hasn't un-mounted properly, have you tried a reboot?

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    Yup rebooted and still the same. Was think about just erasing everything will that be an easy solution?? Cause i dobt have much on there and just put everthing important on a flashdrive

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoozter View Post
    Yup rebooted and still the same. Was think about just erasing everything will that be an easy solution?? Cause i dobt have much on there and just put everthing important on a flashdrive
    Yes that would be a easy solution. You should try it if you have all of your important files backed up.

    Good luck!

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    Just one more question guys. Do i juat erase from the disk utilities and can i just do the simple erase or the 7 or 35 erase?

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    Boot from the install disc, select language and go into Utilities in the Menu Bar, select Disk Utility > Erase and run that and a simple erase should suffice if not much has been on the disk, back to the Installer and proceed from there.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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