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Thread: Hardware check

  1. #1

    Default Hardware check

    Hi all,
    I think my HDD is at the end of its life (7 yr old iMac!) but would like to check. I have tried booting with the D key depressed but can't get it to go into check mode. I have the HD backed up but would like to salvage things if I can. Any ideas

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    NE Vic


    Try booting with the option key down, which should give you a list of available volumes and should include the Diagnostic partition.

    And, welcome to MacTalk!

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Nambucca Heads NSW


    OS X.6 or earlier with a DVD boot from it and run Repair Disk.

    OS X.7 or later run Recovery Mode (Command + R) and in Utilities run the same.

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