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Nov 18, 2010

I am running snow leopard, have 8 GB RAM and 320GB hard drive

I've had the computer 5 months, and today randomly decided to "repair disk permissions" on disk utility.

Estimated time remaining is 32 mins. So far there is already a huge list of details, mostly things that are supposed to be set at 95 or 1 but are set to 0 (not sure what this means).

Is it supposed to take this long? What exactly is it fixing, and how did these problems arise from simple regular use? Will I notice a difference in my computer's speed afterwords?

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2009-12-16 15:44:25 -0700: Disk Utility started.
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2009-12-16 15:48:55 -0700:

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