HD Problems, Serious?

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  1. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

    Patmian212

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    Hey all,
    I just repaired permissions and then I verified the disk and I got this message, is it serious? What does it mean? Any solution? SMART Status is verified not failing.

    EDIT: Also while repairing permissions I noticed a bunch of red text saying some files/things where using "special permissions"
     

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  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    is that an 12" 1.2 30gb/combo ?

    repair the permissions and see what verify says after that - but it does not look good there , have you noticed any performance hits or crashes ?
     
  3. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes its my combo, I have already tried repairing permissions, no crashes as of yet and performance seems a tad bit more sluggish but it just might be my paranoia.
     
  4. liketom macrumors 601

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    just might be a glitch but backup just in case - run disk util regular just to keep an eye on it
     
  5. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    My ibook is under warentee, I bought in in the US but I currently reside in spain, can they replace the HD over here? Any estimations on how long my ibook will be with apple if I send it in? Also about 2 months ago my ibook fell off my bed and now has a tiny dent near the power-ring, do you think apple will blame the fall for the cause of possible HD failure even though I know it isnt? Should I even send it in?
     
  6. liketom macrumors 601

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    not too sure on that , might just be country wide - maybe still worth a shot!

    give apple a call and ask them - i think i heard something about a worldwide apple care package a bit back but might just be me ?
     
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  8. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    the first thing you should do is backup your data then reboot with the os x and scanning from disk utility ok the dvd. sluggish is a sign that your hd might be failing.
     
  9. yenko macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.
    You have a damaged and/or corrupt file directory or header.
    Boot to Single User Mode (Command-s) and run (fsck -f) or use
    DiskWarrior or TechTools Pro to repair the directory.

    Your HD is OK.

    Repair permissions after you repair your directory and you should be OK.
     
  10. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks ma great help. How do I run fsck -f in terminal? also do you think deleting the file will solve the problem?
     
  11. yenko macrumors 6502a

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    1. Start up your computer in single-user mode to reach the command line.Note: If necessary, perform a forced restart as described in the Emergency Troubleshooting Handbook that came with your computer. On desktop computers, you can do this by pressing the reset/interrupt button (if there is one) or holding down the power button for several seconds. On portable computers, simultaneously press the Command-Control-power keys. If your portable computer doesn't restart with this method, you may need to reset the Power Manager.
    2. At the command-line prompt, type /sbin/fsck -fy
    3. Press Return. fsck will go through five "phases" and then return information about your disk's use and fragmentation. Once it finishes, it'll display this message if no issue is found:
    4. ** The volume (name_of_volume) appears to be OK
    5. If fsck found issues and has altered, repaired, or fixed anything, it will display this message:
    6. ***** FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED *****
    7. ?Important: If this message appears, repeat the fsck command you typed in step 2 until fsck tells you that your volume appears to be OK (first-pass repairs may uncover additional issues, so this is a normal thing to do).
    8. When fsck reports that your volume is OK, type reboot at the prompt and then press Return.
     

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