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Feb 24, 2008, 06:39 AM
I have just done a verify disk check on my Macintosh HD volume and this happens-

Anyone know what I can do to repair this or what it means?

Feb 24, 2008, 06:44 AM
I had that problem a while back in my G4 Quicksilver. Couldn't sort it so I just replaced the HD.

Does your iBook beachball a lot?

Feb 24, 2008, 06:46 AM
No more than usual, no. The HD was making a few odd noises three days ago but hasn't made the odd noises since. It is acting totally normally today.

Feb 24, 2008, 06:49 AM
My G4 beachballed a fair bit launching apps and such (on drive access). So I tried to repair it. Got the same message as you. I replaced the drive but installed the dodgy old drive into an iMac. Reformatted the drive, reinstalled the OS and it worked fine for a few months then failed.

Feb 24, 2008, 05:55 PM
formatting seems to have done the trick though i'm a bit annoyed i had to do so - thats the first time i've reformatted the hd since i bought this thing years ago! im a bit worried its going to die on me any time now...

Feb 24, 2008, 06:01 PM
i suggest you do a backup. :)

and be prepared for the worst. I've had to replace an HD in a ibook and it was not fun. So glad that macbooks are a lot easier now.

Mar 5, 2008, 01:54 PM
is replacing the hard drive something that I can pay Apple to do? Or anyone for that matter? How much might it cost?