Is my HD dying?


bargbill

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iMac OSX 10.14.6 w/fusion drive
On startup I sometimes get that European circle with a slash through it, wait and then 15-20 seconds later it resumes startup ok.
Fearing problems.. I then run disk utility.
It will then say anywhere from 5-20 testing screen shots.
Sometimes it gets to a screenshot and after a longish time the system clock stops dead.
So I restart and run disk utility again. And it then keeps going and finishes saying all ok DONE

Usually when you start a program it will bounce on the dock 1-5 times and start, but when it bounces 10-20 times and then starts I get worried.

Am I dying? I mean the computer!
 
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Cory Cooper

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Hello.

It could be several things: not enough free space, corrupted OS install or disk directory, etc.

The startup prohibitive sign can sometimes be remedied by going to System Preferences... > Startup Disk, unlock/authenticate, then click to select the drive you want to startup from.

Which exact model Mac?

C
 
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bargbill

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iMac 2017 5K 27 inch 3.8 Ghz i% core radeon Pro 8Gb
Hard Drive is 2.12T with 1.7 tb available
 

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