iBook G4 Disk Utility Help Needed

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by unc1acc, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    My ibook G4 has recently been running extremely slow, locking up especially in Safari. I searched around and read about checking your disk utility. I ran that but before it completes, I get this error and the option to repair this disk (where there is a problem it says, doesn't become active.
    Error Message is below:

    Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    %)
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    Volume Header needs minor repair
    d.",1)
    Macintosh HD
    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #2
    You need to boot off of your OS X installer DVD and run Disk Utility to repair your disk from there.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I will give that a try. I also assume that my memory only 256MB is VERY slow for a 60GB hard drive which is half full. I probably should upgrade, right?
     
  4. macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #4
    Definitely going to want more RAM.
     

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