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Computer is powered up but disc is spinning in Finder
Tried twice and a force quit window did not open
I see a new scrreen that offers a choice between Macintosh HD or Recovery HD
I clicked Recovery HD, then the arrow, then the screen went to Apple, asking which language I want to use. Shall I click on the arrow under English?
So far so good. It says it will take 3 minutes to repair.
The repair stopped. Not sure what I should be looking for now.
Everything is in black except one green entry that states that "The volume Macintosh HD appears to be OK". No red .
When I clicked on theApple, I chose the Startup disk. It offered a choice to choose the startup disk but when I cliked on the Mac HD, a popup stated that "you can't change the startup disk to the selected disk."
Did I do something wrong?
I'm back in Disk Utility. But I need to selct a disk, volume or image. Do I select the MacHD or the CD that has been stuck?
I booted up from desktop (and ejected my CD. . .yay!!!!)
The detail after "repairing permissions" says "Permissions differ on System/Library/Pre...uld be drwxr-xr-x: the are lrwxr-xr-x."
First repair said a lot. Second repair says it will take 35 minutes. the first one said it would take 40 minutes and it was less than five, so all looks well. All back to normal. thanks very much David. You were a great help.