Disk Utility CANT repair disk

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  1. PowermacG5 macrumors regular

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    Bad news:confused:
     

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  2. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    probably goes without saying that anything on that drive should be backed up asap and very, very frequently from this point on.

    That's certainly never a good sign. Is it making any noises? Clicking, grinding, anything like that?
     
  3. PowermacG5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here is the prompt
     

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  4. PowermacG5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No grinding. Just loud 3 year old fans. (plus louder gfx card) (bigger fan)

    Any single user mode suggestions
    maybe i can force repair
     
  5. McGarvels macrumors 6502

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    are you running disk utility from within your startup disk? If so, you shouldn't. Run the Disk Utility from the OS X Install Disc. See if that works.
     
  6. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    Boot from the install disc and try running it there.
     
  7. PowermacG5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    sound is kinda like a waaaaa (stop) waaaaa (stop) waaaaaa (stop) waaaa not really that loud but not normal.
     
  8. Caezar macrumors 6502

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    As the previous post says, run the utility from the install disk:

    Put the CD in
    Turn your computer off
    Hold down the C key and turn the computer on (hold the key until the Apple comes up)
    Select your language
    From the Utilities menu select Disk Utility
    Select your dive (not the partition) from DU
    Click Repair

    I had HD problems which I could not fix. Thanks to BenjaminDaines, I learned that I had to run the utility from the disk instead of from my applications folder and it worked!

    Reference to the thread that contains the original message:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=279441
     
  9. Spock macrumors 68000

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    This same thing happened to me about 2 hours ago, I was able to boot off my iPod Mac OS X install and backup the disk and had to format the HDD.
     
  10. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    Did this error come about while using boot camp.
     
  11. bankshot macrumors 65816

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    Get Disk Warrior. It's 1000x better than Apple's Disk Utility at repairing problems that aren't actual hardware failures. It's saved me a number of times over the years when Disk Utility failed.
     
  12. PowermacG5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its a power pc no boot camp


    Hold apple S while rebooting: then type exactly this = Problem solved :)

    /sbin/mount -uw/
    /sbin/fsck -y
    /sbin/fsck -yf

    reboot
     

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  13. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Ditto. From my experience "Invalid File Count" is beyond Disk Utility to repair.
     
  14. speedfreak macrumors newbie

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    Had a problem in the same order. Turned out that the HD needed to be replaced. The MP was brand spanking new, as in 2 weeks old. It spend a good 2 weeks at the repair center when it finally came home.
     

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