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    Shikarnov's Avatar
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    Feb 26, 2008
    Startup Disk Needs Repair?
    I just installed Onyx a short while ago, and the first thing it wanted to do was scan my startup disk. After about 5 minutes of chugging along, it reported that the startup disk needs repair. Then it went on to suggest that I boot from my OSX disc and choose disk utility. There were no other details?

    But what will a "repair" do? Am I going to lose data? As a semi-recent switcher, I'm a bit leery of doing this. Repairing Windows in the past always messed up a lot of stuff.

    I have a Macbook Pro, 2.16GHz C2D, 3GB RAM, running OS X 10.5.2.

    Thanks in advance for your replies.


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    Soulwar's Avatar
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    Jan 27, 2008
    Estero, FL
    iMac 17" 1Ghz G4  iPhone 3G  10.5.5
    You won't lose any data. (But you should have a backup, anyways)

    "You can also use these even when your computer starts just fine but you want to check the disk for possible file system issues."

    The Repair functions of Disk Utility: what's it all about?

    Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
    Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

    June 2008

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