OS X :: Macintosh HD Accidentally Renamed?

Aug 29, 2010

The name of the Macintosh HD has somehow been changed to a tiny little circle with an "x" it. I think this may have been done accidentally, but I also would like to eliminate the possibility that it indicates some sort of problem. Of course I know how to highlight the icon and select the naming area and just rename it, bit does anyone know if the little circle with the "x" means anything other than someone just accidentally renamed the Macintosh HD somehow?

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Apr 27, 2010

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The network name of my MP is randomly changed. The original name was simply "MacPro." Then it started to change it's name to MacPro (1), MacPro (2), etc., thinking there was already a computer with the same name in use when it was the same computer all along.

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Feb 24, 2010

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Mar 8, 2012

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Jan 24, 2009

ok so my new 2.4 aluminum macbook which i have had for a while and its been amazing is having tons of isues.

kernal panic the screen goes gray with a box in the middle with a power button behind it saying it need to hold the restart button and then presss it again.
i called applecare and the lady had me delete the plist files and for some reason a couple kept coming back and would not delet virus maybe. but i did that then restarted my computer and my doc was full blown huge loast alot of data and all that. plus my computer started to play the video when installing leopard really odd. my email information is gone to...and now my aluminum macbook says in a pop up install box remote install mac osx helps you install mac os x on your macbook air what the ****.

also my hard drive icon on my desk top was renames to ]..

i am scared as to whats going on. i can usually fix most things this is messed up i think its a virus

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Apr 8, 2009

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Nov 5, 2008

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Apr 22, 2012

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Firstly I believe I must partition the new disk in Disk Utility using a GUID Partition table. What about the naming of the disk? Again to keep things simple I would like the new disk to be named 'Macintosh HD'. 

Regardless of what I name the new disk when it is initially formatted/partitioned will the cloning process also copy the 'Macintosh HD' name to it? Can you have two disks with the same name connected to the Mac Pro at the same time during the clone process? 

Secondly, will the cloning process in the Apple Disk Utility automatically make the new drive bootable or are there further steps required after the clone is made? 

Finally, if I use the Apple Disk Utility to create the clone should I do this from the original Snow Leopard DVD that came with the Mac Pro or should I use the latest version that is on the installed Mac OSX? 

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Aug 31, 2010

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Aug 26, 2009

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Nov 10, 2009

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Jun 26, 2012

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Jul 4, 2012

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Mar 2, 2009

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Jul 1, 2010

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Mar 13, 2012

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Jun 12, 2012

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