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    disk utility probs...
    howdy there
    i have a wee prob that i'd like some help with if possible.
    i ran a system check with onyx and maintenance, and found that my disk needs to be repaired. so i followed the instructions and inserted my start up disk to run the disk utility app from the cd.the app doesn't seem to open and it keeps quitting down unexpectedly. i get this message when i see why:
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    Process: Disk Utility [417]
    Path: /Volumes/Mac OS X Install Disc 1/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/Disk Utility
    Identifier: com.apple.DiskUtility
    Version: 10.5.8 (198.16)
    Build Info: DiskUtility-1981600~17
    Code Type: X86 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [172]

    Date/Time: 2008-12-28 12:28:49.499 +0000
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5.6 (9G55)
    Report Version: 6

    Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
    Crashed Thread: 0

    Dyld Error Message:
    Symbol not found: ___commpage_dsmos
    Referenced from: /Volumes/Mac OS X Install Disc 1/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/Disk Utility
    Expected in: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
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    please help me as i want to save my wee macbook pro!

    regards,
    rik

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    Have you got an external disk free, and / or a time machine back-up
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    hi there louishen

    i do not have an external disk free or time machine back up
    rik.

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    you could try repairing permissions first but I would seriously consider getting an external and trying to back-up first
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    cool man, cool. i may burn all my documents etc onto a few cds or so.i guess then i'd have to reinstall leopard??
    any ideas what the problem is btw???
    thank you man))
    rik

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    just as a last thing, make sure your install DVD is nice and clean and have another go
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