Checksum error

Discussion in 'macOS' started by princealfie, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

    princealfie

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    Salt Lake City UT
    #1
    I was running Disk Utility on my 12" Powerbook and it gave me a "failed with error 5" using whole disk (Apple_HFA: 0): checksum. What does that error mean?

    I assume that my hard drive is going to go out any minute. Luckily I backed it up last night.
     
  2. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

    ElectricSheep

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    #2
    What exactly did you do to verify your disk? Just click the verify button?
     
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000

    epochblue

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    #3
    Did you try a Repair? A bad checksum doesn't *necessarily* mean imminent failure, it could just mean a sector or something is bad.
     

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