How bad is this: 'Underlying task reported failure on exit...volume needs repair'

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by john_satc, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. john_satc macrumors 6502

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    Ok just ran 'verify disk' and it came up with this...

    Now, is this serious and how do I fix it?

    Cheers,
    Jon
     

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  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Do what it says on that last line. Boot from System CD and run Disk Utility
     
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Well it's certainly not good. :(

    Try restarting with the OS Install CD and running the disk repair from there. Hopefully that'll fix it all up... if not... back up! And if it does... back up anyway! Never hurts to have a backup.
     
  4. john_satc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm so glad one of us can read. and thats not sarcasm, i really didnt see it.
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Im :rolleyes: still in a :rolleyes: good mood, otherwise :rolleyes: I would have riddled:rolleyes: the post with :rolleyes:

    ;)
     
  6. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I've had this happen to me twice, and I hear the HD making high pitch whines followed by clicks so I'm taking my NEW PB in to get the HD replaced.


    Gonna get some more RAM while I'm at it though :).
     
  7. john_satc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok mine does the exact same thing, now im worried. specially after I ran hardware test and it says nothing was wrong, yet i ran disk utility again and it is reporting the same problem.
    jon
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Are you under warranty still?
     
  9. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I'm just going to give Apple crap because there is definetely something up with my HD, and the screen is bent -- both on a brand new PB.
     
  10. john_satc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yep, an on phone to tech support now

    She has told me to run disk repair from my install disk, along with verifying disk permissions from install disk - not using hardware test.

    im currently doing that, if it does not solve the problem (which apparently apple has never heard of) her advise...erase and install. thats just great then aint it!
     
  11. anonymousadrian macrumors newbie

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    sorry to bring up old thread...

    but i ran disk utility from the osx disk and same error pops up.. what should i do?

    i have a macbook coreduo by the way
     
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  13. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Did you try to repair it, or just verify?
     
  14. iGav macrumors G3

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    DiskWarrior will fix it just dandy. (Apple's Disk Utility never has for me, even when booted from the Install Disc).

    I started experiencing this problem when Tiger was released (Never with any prior version of OS X), and on several different laptops (TiBook, AluBook & MacBook Pro) too.

    Considering that your average Apple Tech coulnd't find an arsehole between two cheeks, I say pony up for DiskWarrior should booting from the install disc and the subsequent repair fail.

    Even if you erase and reinstall, the problem will reoccur (or at least it always does for me).

    That said, the problem can't be that serious, I've been running my MacBook Pro with the same error message for christ knows how long now, and I've not seen any detrimental effects. At all.
     
  15. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    the pitch whine & clik is a totally different issue from the OP's error message, that HDD is dying & needs to be replaced ASAP :)
     
  16. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    It's those errors in RED that you should worry about, not the Underlying task failed thing. Those are the ones DiskWarrior can fix but DiskUtility cant :p
     
  17. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Disk Utility might be able to fix it. You've got to try it first at least. :)
     
  18. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Just to clarify -- you will ALWAYS get the 'failed on exit' message if you
    1) run Repair Disk while you are booted from an OS on that hard disk, or
    2) boot from another disk or CD, but run the Disk Utility application physically located on the hard disk you are trying to repair.
     
  19. urbandev macrumors newbie

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    (Sorry to pull this thread up from the underworld, but I found this thread via google and there seems to be no solution poasted, so I'm posting what worked for me)


    The apple website states this solution:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1782

    And Mac OS X Hints has a breakdown of the command:
    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070204093925888

    I had the same issue and that solved it within minutes. (fsck can take a while to run but it is an excellent tool)
     

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