Disk Utility - First Aid Failed

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mcmike100, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. mcmike100 macrumors member

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    I decided to open Disk Utility and run Verify Disk on my main drive just for fun to see if there were any problems. It ran for a while then came up with this message:

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    First Aid Failed
    Disk Utility stopped verifying "Hard Drive" because the following error was encountered:
    The underlying task reported failure on exit
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    This is after a fresh restart of my Powerbook too.

    By the way, if I look at the actual text as it's working, it looks like the red line before it dies is:
    "Volume Bit Map needs minor repair".

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    #2
    Start up with your original discs and then you can repair the drive. Just happened to me on my powerbook, too. Do you have a 12"?
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Actually, unless your disks contain 10.4.2 or later then I recommend using fsck. Having said that, there's a chance these are merely benign errors. :)
     
  4. mcmike100 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, thanks. It looks like, from that link, the errors I'm getting are indeed benign.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    I'd run fsck anyway, just in case. It can't hurt and it only takes a couple of minutes.
     

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