Disk Utility Says there is something wrong.

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  1. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

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    On my iMac I decided to run Disk Utility and it says volumes need to be repaired... How do I do this!!! Here is a picture:


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    Please help me..:(
     
  2. michaeldmartin macrumors regular

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    Try disk warrior / techtool pro or whatever disk tools you have. I got that error once right before a HD failed, but I had lots of problems, not just that. Do you have any other disk repair utilities?

    Edit: actually, I don't think disk warrior supports GUID so.... :)
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Back up your important data ASAP.

    Boot from your installer DVD and run Disk Utilty and try to repair the drive.
    If that fails:
    You need to purchase a bit of stronger medication along the lines of Disk Wairror or Tech Tool Pro and use one of them to attempt to repair your issue.
    If THOSE fail.
    You might have to erase the disk and restore from backup.
     
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  5. jamesW135 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Odd that fsck succeeded where Disk Utility failed (they are pretty much the same animal). Glad you got it sorted (cheaply!)!
     
  7. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    fsck run in single-user mode will repair the start-up disk, whereas disk utility won't. (So disk utility didn't really fail, it just didn't allow james to even try a disk repair.)
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Ah true.. I knew that the failure was simply a failure on the verification.

    Of course, I had mentioned this course of action:

    Which would have yielded similar results. e.g., a fix.

    It's fixed, anyway. :)
     
  9. jamesW135 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank-god for Fsck because this problem happened on my cousins Mac and I knew how to fix it.Yay.
     
  10. Macfanatic867 macrumors member

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    What do I do if this happens about once a week for about a month?
    I've fixed it everytime so that after a rescan disk utility says it's fine.
    This is on my Macbook. Should I get a replacement hard drive if this keeps happening?
     
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    Disk Utility Says that "Volume header 2,3 (or 2,10 I can't remember exactly what) needs minor repair"

    Usually I check it shortly after safari randomly quits (which has been once a week for the past month) and that is what it says.

    After Fsck it's fine for about another week.
     
  13. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

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    If this is happening frequently I'd do an erase and reinstall.

    David
     
  14. California macrumors 68040

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    Yes, I'd erase and reinstall, too. I had copied and recopied some important files on a new PB hard drive last year and actually created some sort of file corruption on my hard drive. Gave me that same message. When I sold the machine, erased and reinstalled, it was fine again.
     
  15. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Or you could run a commercial disk repair application such as Disk Warrior and skip the erase and install. Whatever floats your boat.
     

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