ibook HD failure...diskwarrior not fixing...help?

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    kugino

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    i ran disk utility and it gave the following:

    "Invalid node structure.
    Volume check failed.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit."

    diskwarrior showed that the disk was fine, but when i ran rebuild directories, it said that there was a slowdown because of a disk failure. any other suggestions? thanks.
     
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    mad jew

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    kugino

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    i'll try that when i get home later. thanks.
     
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    Eniregnat

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    In any case back up your data! At least copy your documents and music onto an external drive.
     
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    yellow

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    Check the SMART status ASAP. If it's anything other then verified, have it replaced.
     
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    kugino

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    i've tried repairing it a number of ways and nothing works. it's SMART verified and i do have a complete clone of my laptop so i'm not worried about losing data...the strange thing is that almost everything works normally, but spotlight doesn't work, terminal doesn't work, and i can't empty things from the trash...wonder if those apps are residing in the bad part of the disk. any other suggestions?
     
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    yellow

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    If you have a complete back up, I'd stop messing with it and just reformat it (zero all data). Reinstall and start fresh.
     
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    kugino

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    thanks, yellow. i erased and used CCC to clone my backup onto my ibook internal disk...and everything is working fine again.

    two take-home lessons from this:
    1. back up, back up, back up. i completely clone my laptop once/week and it served me very well in this fiasco. phew.
    2. you guys/gals on this forum rock! thanks for everyone's quick suggestions and help. :)
     
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    yellow

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    No problem.. here's to this install's functionality lasting!
     
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    slooksterPSV

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    yeah if you ever get a problem like that you have to reformat the drive. Found this one out long time ago. But yeah, you have to reformat it.
     

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