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    Disk needs to be repaired - don't have OS X install disk
    Hi All

    My Macbook with snowleopard has been running really slowly recently and so I verified the disk using disk utility. It told me that "The volume was found to be corrupt and needs to be repaired".
    I however, am overseas studying in Spain and so don't have my OS X install disk with me...I don't fancy buying a new one, nor waiting the 2 weeks for my parents to send it from Australia...is there any other way to do it without the original disk?

    Cheers

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    You can try running fsck, as this will check most things that disk utility does.
    Google, or use our search engine to find instructions on how.
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    ok thanks - although apple support says fsck is not recommended and disk utility is preferred? Or should i just ignore that and do it?

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    Well you can't use disk utility properly without an install disc, so yes, ignore their advice.
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