Mac OS X 10.6: If a disk can’t be repaired

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If a disk can’t be repaired

If Mac OS X can’t repair a disk, back up as much of your data as possible, reformat your disk by partitioning it, and then restore your backed up data.

Alternatives for backing up your computer
Partitioning a disk

If you continue to have problems with your disk, it may be physically damaged and need to be replaced. See an Apple Authorized Service Provider for more information.

Published Date: Aug 6, 2013