MacBook Air :: What Is Startup Disk

Mar 1, 2012

my mac gives me the message that the startup disk is almost full, what can i do?

MacBook Air


MacBook Pro :: Startup Disk Is Almost Full - Clean Startup Disk For More Space?

May 28, 2012

How do I clean my start up disk for more space? I have I cloud but don't really use it.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Disk Warrior Unable To Replace Startup Disk / Connect To TC To Transfer Across DW's Preview

Feb 18, 2009

Yesterday I switched on my macbook (Leopard) and got the flashing question mark. Ran all the resets and booted with disk utility which encountered an 'Invalid B-tree Node' when attempting to repair the disk. Additionally, the SMART status was verified.

I ran DW 4 last night, and performed the hardware tests which reported that the disk was operating like normal. The majority of my media files and additional work is backed up to my Time Capsule but I still have a folder of papers that are relatively new, and wanted to retrieve. While DW managed to reconstruct the majority of my drive (there seemed to be 15g missing - but it's just music files) including this folder, it couldn't replace the disk, as it encountered 'Serious Disk Malfunctions'.

So, via the Disk Preview I want to transfer my saved folders to my TC, but I don't appear to be able to locate it (via ethernet) through DW - even if it's connected when I boot up in DW. So, first request is: Can I connect to my TC to transfer across in DW's preview?

Second is: What are my options if DW can't replace? Do I need to take it into Apple and get a new HD (it's out of warranty)? It's possibly worth noting that I'm a student and have absolutely no money - so cost effective options are a bonus!

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OS X Leopard :: Using Disk Utility / Verify And Repair Grayed Out, Using Startup Disk

Feb 28, 2009

I'm trying to repair my hard drive. I restarted from the OS X Mac Mini install CD (holding down the letter C when I heard the chime), opened Disk Utility from the Utilities folder, selected my hard drive image, but the "verify disk" and "repair disk" options are grayed out. I'm at a loss as to how to proceed.

Mac Mini
Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Hardware :: Internal Hard Disk Does Not Show In Startup Disk Options

Jan 1, 2008

I have 2 internal Serial-ATA disks:

Both were checked (with Disk Utility and DiskWarrior) and are OK. But only one of the two disks shows in the Startup Disk list in System Preferences->Startup Disk.

PowerMac G5 / OS X (V.10.4.11)
3GB memory

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Software :: Installed Disk Utility And Disk Repair - Shows Network Startup But No Hard Drive?

Feb 22, 2010

I ran installer then went to disk utility and pushed disk repair. it ran and indicated in green that no repairs were necessary. i then went to startup disk and only the Diks and network startup showed up but no hard drive. i also open computer to make sure was not wet muddy due to leak in cooling system but all was dry

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Mac Mini :: Startup Disk Almost Full - What To Spare Disk Space

Jun 7, 2012

I am getting this warning. Not sure what to do or how to do it. Couldn't find any information on freeing space without erasing important files.

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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MacBook :: Startup Disk Cannot Mount?

Sep 19, 2010

I was surfing this site a couple of days ago when my MacBook suddenly froze up. I couldn't Force-Quit anything or do a soft restart, so I decided to just power-cycle restart (pressing the power button until it shut down, then pressing it again to start up). When I did so, my startup disk wouldn't mount.

I should give you a little background: Mine is a MacBook White early 2009, with upgraded 4GB RAM & 500GB 5400rpm Fujitsu HDD. I took the HDD from an off-the-shelf 2.5" external HDD. It has served me well for slightly over a year, and is only now giving me this problem.

I have since replaced the original HDD (which I was keeping as a emergency backup, phew) and put the problem HDD in an external FW enclosure.

I have run Disk Utility on it to try & rectify the problem. Disk First Aid says the disk is fine, but I just couldn't get it to mount. I thought I'd try to erase it and restore from my TM backup, but after I erased the disk, it still couldn't mount. What's worse, now the disk is apparently not writeable, and I can't even erase it. Disk First Aid is still telling me the disk is fine.

I've also tried booting from my SL install disk, but it won't mount the disk to install SL. It is still visible in Disk Utility, but greyed out.

Can anyone advise what I can do to recover the disk?

I can't really bring it in for a warranty exchange, cos I ripped this disk out of the original enclosure, so the enclosure is now completely busted, and obviously the warranty won't be honored. (Buying the external was cheaper than buying just the internal, and Fujitsu had a pretty OK reputation for their harddisks at that point. Could you blame me?)

So any software or hardware (or combination) solution would be great. Worst case scenario is to get a new HDD, but I'd still like to recover the use of this disk somehow.

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Check SSD As Startup Disk

Nov 9, 2010

I got an OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD and it runs fine and it's fast when using the computer. But the boot up time is so ridicules slow, slower then my old 500GB 7200RPM drive. My boot up time is around 37 sec with the SSD. The Apple logo came's up and the spinning wheel spinning forever!.

I think I know what the problem is, it's searching for like 25 sec for the first boot drive, and it can't find my SSD. Other people I know here on Macrumors just checked the SSD in the "Start up" in System Preferences and reboot, then they getting fast boot time. When I check my SSD and press reboot, it's still slow and when I later check the Start Up disk, none disk is selected (neither the SSD or "Network startup"...

Here is how it always look like when going in to System Preferences -> Startup Disk after a reboot, none is selected... (sorry for the Swedish language, I hope you will understand)

What should I do to fix this problem? (I've tried to reset NVRAM, PRAM and SMC, but with no luck).

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MacBook :: My Startup Disk Is Almost Full

Mar 4, 2012

I have an external hard drive also, but can I set up my external as a backup startup disk, and if so, how? If not, how and what do I need to delete from my startup disk to open some space?

Info:MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Free Up Startup Disk?

Mar 8, 2012

My computer wont let me download anything because it says my start up disk is full. can anybody tell me how to delete stuff off of the start up disk?


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MacBook :: How To Empty A Startup Disk

Mar 24, 2012

I keep getting a message when trying to update my computer saying my start up disk is full. I have deleted my trash can, a lot of photos and videos I had, and I don't have many files or apps. When I look at the startup disk it says that the memory is being used by "other" How do I find the "other" files?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Startup Disk Is Full But Don't Have Much

Apr 23, 2012

I have a new Mac Book Pro and have loaded a few programs on it ..but do not have much else on it...and now its telling me that my sratch disk is full and will not let me do much of anything on it....

MacBookro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), Just switching from PC to Macs

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MacBook :: Make A Startup Disk?

Apr 26, 2012

I have onstall disks but can't boot up from those. How do I create one?

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MacBook :: Startup Disk Is Full?

May 9, 2012

I have a Macbook. It is telling me that the Startup Disk is full. I have dumped the trash and went through my file dumping what I can. I realy do not have much on. I do have movie,music, and Lots of pictures? Do I need to purchase more Startup Disk? Where do I get that?

MacBook (13-inch Early 2008), Just up grade Memory to 4 GB

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MacBook Pro :: What To Do When Startup Disk Is Full

Jun 4, 2012

what to do when startup disk is full?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook :: Lost The Startup Disk To It?

Jun 17, 2012

I lost the startup disks to my MacBook?


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OS X :: Using Startup Disk From New Mini Mac To Update My MacBook?

Jan 2, 2009

I just purchased a Mini Mac for family use that came with Leopard. I would like to know if their is a way to use the disks that came with the Mini Mac to update my MacBook?

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MacBook Pro :: SSD+HDD Setup And Can't Choose A Startup Disk?

Aug 11, 2010

So I have a Solid State Drive with a OSX Partition and a Windows 7 Partition and a 320 gb hard drive formatted into journaled. I went into the "System Preferences" and "Startup Disk" and the only thing I see is "network startup". What does this mean?It takes ages to boot into OSX unless I start the computer and manually pick a partition and I'm assuming it's because I don't have a startup disk selected yet. I tried switching the position of the hard drive (SSD in hard drive bay and HDD in optical base and vice versa)

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MacBook :: What Causes Repeated Startup Disk Failure

Mar 8, 2012

In both Snow Leopard and Lion, I am experiencing start-up disk failures that cannot be repaired by disk utility. Does anyone know what can cause this?

MacBook-iPhone, iOS 4

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MacBook Pro :: Removing Files From Startup Disk?

Mar 10, 2012

When I go to do an update on my MacBook Pro it says that I need to remove files from my startup disk, how is that done?

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MacBook Pro :: Message Saying StartUp Disk Is Full?

Mar 14, 2012

I have a message saying my Startup Disk is full on my MacBook Pro. Saying 0 GB free. At the moment we use Dropbox for most files, there are a lot of emails in my inbox but apart from that I don't understand why no space is left

iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Getting The Message That Startup Disk Is Almost Full?

Mar 29, 2012

i'm getting the message that my startup disk is almost full though i was not trying to delete files or clear disk space.  i realize, however, that i need to free up space on my disk.  i cannot find or figure out how to begin doing that.

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MacBook Pro :: Got Message That Startup Disk Is Full

Apr 9, 2012

I just got a message that my startup disk is full. It happened while I was importing some videos. I do have a lot of videos on there. It's my daughter's macbook, but I use it for video editing. Is the startup disk the hard drive on these things? I'm not completely used to Macs yet, I was planning on deleting some of the older video files that are no longer needed, but should my daughter delete photos, etc. too?

MacBook Pro

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MacBook Pro :: Startup Disk Full - Cannot Even Update

Apr 10, 2012

I have a Macbook Pro. I have had it less than a year. I keep getting messages that my start up disk is full. I would love to delete some things but can't figure out how. I can't even update my Mac now b/c I don't have enough room.

MacBook Pro, iOS 4.2.7

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MacBook Pro :: It Tells Me Startup Disk Is Full

Apr 18, 2012

I have deleterd many videos and files, but continue to get this message.How can i fix it?

Info:MacBookPro, iOS 5.1

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MacBook Air :: Free Up Space On Startup Disk?

Apr 19, 2012

I'm getting a message my startup disk is full. My macbook air is not even a year old and when I check my storage status, my media, applications and files make up for less than a tenth of my content. However, I have nearly 110GB of "Other" type stuff that is occupying my disk. I have had no luck searching for the source of these "other" files in my Finder and all the Youtube videos and internet question responses have not helped me.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Air :: It Keeps Getting Message Saying That Startup Disk Is Full

Apr 22, 2012

My Macbook air keeps getting a message saying that the startup disk is full. I don't have picture, music, or movies on it. Im not sure whats wrong with it.

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MacBook :: Keeps Telling That The Startup Disk Is Full?

May 22, 2012

I have deleted everything on my computer except for my music and I don't see how it could possibly be full. It won't let me download anything. I just bought a movie on Itunes and i can't download it. What do I do?


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MacBook Pro :: How To Delete Files From Startup Disk

Jun 4, 2012

How do I delete files on my start-up disk?

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MacBook :: Erasing All Files / OS And Reinstall Startup Disk?

Feb 11, 2012

I want to erase all my macbook files and OS and reinstall the startup disk. I have backed up old files on separate HD. Whats the best approach for a smooth reinstall.?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Running OS X Lion On Startup Disk Is Full?

Feb 21, 2012

I am running OS X Lion on my startup disk is full. I checked my storage in the about this mac window. 49.72GB of my HD space is taken up by Other.  Also in Disk Utility under the partition almost the entire rectangle is light blue. I am worried that my MacBook is to old to run the software. I use my machine to run Adobe CS4. The error turns up when I run Photoshop so I am unable to run the program at all. 

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2 GHz), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: Startup Disk Is Full, Making More Space?

Feb 22, 2012

My start up disk is nearly full, how do I make more space?


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MacBook Air :: Getting Startup Disk Full Message With Only 1GB Of Files

Feb 23, 2012

MacBook Air, bought last December, transferred files at that time from another Mac, now when I switch-on the I get a message "Start-up disk is full", but I've only 1GB of files!

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook :: Why Does Computer Insist That Startup Disk Is Full

Apr 12, 2012

I had my computer serviced about 7 months ago due to a "startup disk" being full issue.  I received my computer back from repairs and the startup disk is now full again, despite me saving no data but photos, and very few of those (approx. 300) I have a 2010 MacBook. 


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