HD repair HELP

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  1. dorqiekat macrumors 6502a

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    What does this mean? I ran verify disk after repair permissions because safari kept on crashing on me. And this is what happened!

    in red it says:
    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair

    I'll attach the screen shot when MR decides to let me... it's not responding.
     
  2. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    Are you trying to repair a disk that you're currently booted from? If I recall, doing such will invariably give you an error.
     
  3. dorqiekat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    booted from? I don't know...?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Some versions of OSX, depending on the disk format type, give strange errors like this. You could try fsck if you like. That link also tells you a little about benign errors in Tiger. :)
     
  5. dorqiekat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    MR won't let me attach the screen shot for a weird reason, nor will photobucket. They're out to get me.

    there was a few benign errors, but the site didn't mention the "Error: the underlying task reported failure on exit" should I not let it bother me? (although it does) :eek:
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    There's no harm in running fsck until you don't see any more errors. I recommend fsck over Disk utility on the OSX disks because fsck gets updated with the system whereas the disks do not. :)
     
  7. dorqiekat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Am back from single user mode, and ran fsck. And problem gone! I'm so happy, I hate disk utility now. I'm going to run fsck over disk from now on.

    Do you run fsck for stuff like random crashings and other problems you'd might want to use disk utility for? Are there specific times when you should run fsck?

    THANKS!!!:p

    in a very good mood now
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I don't run fsck regularly. In fact, I rarely run it all, but I'm lucky enough to have two very nicely working Macs so I don't run into many problems. You shouldn't have to run fsck regularly either.

    FWIW, I use Disk Utility to verify my disk every now and then. The version of Disk Utility in the Utilities folder is kept up to date so its verification process is relevant however you cannot repair the disk from here obviously. :)
     
  9. dorqiekat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm wondering what caused this, I ran disk repair not even a week ago. The only recent development is the 10.4.4 update, and changing a few icons. When safari started to act up and I tried to use disk utility is when I found this little problem. Weird. :rolleyes:
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is it a laptop? Moving hard drives get corrupted more easily than stationary ones.
     
  11. dorqiekat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes, 12 inch 1.33 powerbook, I believe it is rev C (?)

    and this baby gets moved A LOT. Not unnecessary moves, just frequent moves. :D
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, if a computer is writing to the hard drive and it gets jerked, the file system can become slightly corrupted. It's usually redeemable though, as we just found out. :p

    I really wouldn't worry too much about it though, it's not a huge problem. If things are getting slow or weird, maybe run Disk Utility's Verify Disk function. FWIW my Action iBook™ (goes everywhere there's wireless coverage) has only had this sort of issue once in two years. :)
     
  13. dorqiekat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    laptop love. I'm just waiting for the day when apple will make them float/fly, so they could just hover around with me. A world without laptop drops. :eek:

    thanks for all your help. :)
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  15. dorqiekat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    really though, it's cool. I'm totally holding my breath. :p
     

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