Disk repair.

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  1. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

    xJulianx

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    Just did a disk veryfying operation within disk utility and got this message in the log window:

    Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Incorrect block count for file 02 Bonus Mosh Part II.mp3
    (It should be 628 instead of 656)
    656
    ock count for file %@",1)
    02 Bike Scene.mp3
    (It should be 110 instead of 118)
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    ended Attributes file.",0)
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair


    What should I do? I guess the obvious thing to do would be to just repair it by clicking repair, but I dunno. Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Boot from the Installer DVD that came with your computer, run Disk Utility, repair the disk. Or fsck it.
     
  3. xJulianx thread starter macrumors 6502a

    xJulianx

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    May seem like a stupid question, but theres no risk of losing data or corrupting the disk doing this is there? I've only been with Apple for a few months so the Microsoft way of things is still fresh in my head haha.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Well yes, there's always the posibility of that happening, but this is why we have back ups, right? And you have a good back up, right? Right? Right?

    But by design, no, that shouldn't be an issue.
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I've never had an issue of loosing data with Disk Utility, nor heard of one. But always good to back up your data before hand -- which you should be doing on a regular basis.

    However, sometimes Disk Utility will not solve your problem. Not often, but it can happen.

    Give it a try (as Yellow instructed: Boot off the install CD and run Disk Utility from there) and let us know the results. Then if Disk Utility doesn't work, we can advise you on where to go from there.
     

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