Bad hard disk?? Help!!!

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  1. Grimace macrumors 68040

    Grimace

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    I've had some serious problems with opening programs lately. The colored pinwheel starts spinning when I open just one program and sometimes a program bounces in the Dock for 45 seconds before opening - then it's really smooth. Switching between apps has the same effect, or even pressing save in Word. (These problems occur maybe half of the time) I was told to run "fsck -yf" until it no longer "modified my HD". I ran it 15 times, and this was the output every single time:

    ** /dev/rdiskOs9
    ** /Root file system
    ** Checking HFS Plus volume
    ** Checking Extents Overflow file
    ** Checking Catalog file
    *** overlapped extent allocation (file 248152d)
    *** overlapped extent allocation (file 248152d)
    *** overlapped extent allocation (file 248152d)
    *** overlapped extent allocation (file 248152d)
    *** overlapped extent allocation (file 248157d)
    *** overlapped extent allocation (file 248158d)
    *** overlapped extent allocation (file 248139d)
    ** Checking multi-linked files.
    ** Checking Catalog hierarchy
    ** Checking volume bitmap
    ** Checking volume information
    ** Repairing volume
    ** The volume Macintosh HD was repaired successfully
    *****FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED******

    What is going on here?????
    [system is PB G4 1GHz 512MB RAM]

    = (
     
  2. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

    sonofslim

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    #2
    have you tried repairing permissions? verifying the disk with disk utility?
     
  3. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

    Grimace

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    Yep, I tried all of that too. I just started using Norton Antivirus 9 - I've now heard that it is an evil program and has wreaked havoc on computers.
     
  4. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

    sonofslim

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    use diskwarrior, not norton. (for utilities... don't use norton antivirus for anything but a coaster.)
     
  5. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

    Grimace

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    I figured as much. I'm running a full system scan (norton) right now, and there are about 40 files it couldn't scan because it didn't have permission. I repaired permissions three days ago, maybe I have to do it AGAIN!

    If I trash Norton now, I still have a screwed up hard drive. Any other ideas on how to fix it??
     

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