New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

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


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
nickhurditch

 
Member Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posts: 2
nickhurditch is on a distinguished road

nickhurditch is offline
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
QUOTE Thanks
Kevriano

 
Kevriano's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

Kevriano is offline
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.

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks
nickhurditch

 
Member Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posts: 2
nickhurditch is on a distinguished road

nickhurditch is offline
ok thanks - although apple support says fsck is not recommended and disk utility is preferred? Or should i just ignore that and do it?
QUOTE Thanks
Kevriano

 
Kevriano's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

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

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Strange slowdown | Moving Thumbnails in Finder - Inconsistant View »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Can't install new software: brings up disk utility macbookproyes Apple Notebooks 7 09-25-2010 04:14 AM
Macbook A1181 doesn't boot from it's original install disk arastoo Apple Notebooks 3 07-31-2010 07:24 PM
How to boot up from Install disk when DVD drive is dead lucylittles OS X - Operating System 2 07-24-2010 07:03 PM
Archive and Install crashes constantly on second disk itags.org OS X - Operating System 4 08-16-2009 02:38 AM
Only 1 install disk !?!? cboblett OS X - Operating System 3 10-27-2006 09:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?