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Apr 21, 2011, 04:09 PM
I was in the process of doing a complete reinstall on the this machine because of a broken registry. I got the original grey PowerBook G4 Software Install and Restore CD to run and the Mac OS X Tiger to install. When I started to try and reinstall my other programs from scratch on the specific CDs for them, my CD/DVD will run like it is going to boot them a few times, never boots them on the desktop, and then spits them out without me able to use them. I am not positive that the DVD/CD drive didn't stop working after the updates were installed.

When I ran Dick Utility on the computer, and tried to verify the disk,this is what it said:
Verifying volume “HD”
Checking HFS Plus volume.
Checking Extents Overflow file.
Checking Catalog file.
Checking multi-linked files.
Checking Catalog hierarchy.
Checking Extended Attributes file.
Checking volume bitmap.
Checking volume information.
Volume Header needs minor repair
The volume HD needs to be repaired.

Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

1 HFS volume checked
Volume needs repair

I was recommended to use Disk Warrior to repair this problem.

Does anyone else have any suggestions to the best way to get my CD/DVD drive working again?

Apr 21, 2011, 04:19 PM
i think you have no problem with your cd/dvd drive, you have a problem with your hard disk drive which appears to me like it is about failing.