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The computer restarted after I held down the keys, but still came back up with a white screen.
sorry, no. It is a desktop unit which has the computer in the monitor. Was purchased about 1.5 to 2 years ago.
cant find disc, but while I was looking, the screen turned blue, then the system just came back on line.... weird. Any ideas if this will happen again?
version is 10.6.2
verifying the hard drive it gave me an error: this disk needs to be repaired .... then use Disk Utility to repair this disk. It wants me to start up my computer wiht another disk (such as my Mac OS X installation disc) then use Disk Utility to repair. But as I stated, cant find that disk. What now?
no, I have a disc that is for my lap top which says "13-inch macbook pro" Mac OS X install DVD
ran applejack which seemed to process fine. Then went back and did another verify disk and it still tells me thant I have an invalid directory item count (it should be 32 instead of 31) and that the volume macintosh HD was found corrupt and needs to be repaired. wants me to instal utility disk again. Should I just run applejack again?
the other disk was a leopard disc which the computer said I could not use on this machine.
how do I get a back up disk?
Ran applejack a second time, now the disk check comes up green. Then ran permissions and that seemed to go fine. Thanks so much for your help. reply so I can get you rated and paid!