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#1 sparkplug99

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:29 PM

My macbook air started acting up, when I boot it boots fine however during the log in part it says my start up disk is full. Okay so after that I log in normally. Howerver this is the weird part. My desktop is blank, the dock is gone, I cannot access my HD. I can only access system preferences however I cannot get any where from there. I can connect to my network through system preferences. I tried running disk utilities when i restart it, it won't work, I cannot access safe mode neither, it seems like I'm stuck. Anyone had this issue or knows how to resolve it without using the Repair Disc from apple? Thanks for your help.

 

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 09:13 AM

My macbook air started acting up, when I boot it boots fine however during the log in part it says my start up disk is full. Okay so after that I log in normally. Howerver this is the weird part. My desktop is blank, the dock is gone, I cannot access my HD. I can only access system preferences however I cannot get any where from there. I can connect to my network through system preferences. I tried running disk utilities when i restart it, it won't work, I cannot access safe mode neither, it seems like I'm stuck. Anyone had this issue or knows how to resolve it without using the Repair Disc from apple? Thanks for your help.
 
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Which version of the Mac OS are you running? If Lion (aka 10.7) or newer, have you tried booting into the recovery partition and running Disk Utility from there? If Snow Leopard or old, have you tried booting from the restore disc/USB drive and running Disk Utility from there?

It sounded like you had only tried running Disk Utility when you booted normally. I apologize if I misread that.

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:13 PM

Its running OS X 10.9.4, I have it tried restore disc/USB and it doesn't work. Also I have tried Target Disk Mode with FireWire cable with my other mac and it won't go in TDM!!! Its pretty frustating. I cannot do anything because the HD is full. Any other solution?



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:02 PM

Its running OS X 10.9.4, I have it tried restore disc/USB and it doesn't work. Also I have tried Target Disk Mode with FireWire cable with my other mac and it won't go in TDM!!! Its pretty frustating. I cannot do anything because the HD is full. Any other solution?


Have you tried Apple's Diagnostics or Hardware Test?

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11342

It is kind of sounding like there might be a problem with the SSD. If so, the Hardware Test might produce an error message.

FWIW, the other option that is always available is to take it to an Apple Store…assuming there is one reasonably close by to you. If it is several hours away, then that is not likely the best option.




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