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Using Disk Utility to Repair Your Disk    
If you are experiencing severe trouble with your computer, try using the Disk Utility tool to repair your disk. In order to do this you will need to start your computer from some other source, such as a CD or another hard drive with an operating system on it. The easiest way to do this is to use the CDs that came with your computer. The label of the CD will tell you to hold down either the C or D key inorder to restart from the CD. Insert the CD and restart your computer. After you choose restart be sure to hold down the C or D key while the computer is restarting. Since you are starting from the cd, you are free to run Repair Disk on your computer’s main hard drive. Now that the computer has restarted from the CD, go to the Utilities menu and choose Disk Utility. Now select your computer’s hard drive and repair disk. This will take time depending on how many files you have. Once it’s finished you will get a report telling you whether or not any repair were necessary. Now you can restart the computer normally by quitting out of Disk Utility, then quitting out of the installer and choose restart.
 
         
 
 
         
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