Hi all, Im wondering if someone can offer advice on if my HD is dying, I am currently in Indonesia with slow internet and no mac shops so I am a little worried!! Problem started soon after I bought a new battery for my ibook off ebay. My specs are Ibook G4, powerpc, 10.4.10 (.11 stuffs up, long story), 1.2ghz, 786mb ram, 15gb free space.... maybe 4yrs old? So not sure if its related to ebay battery or just age. Mozilla firefox was the first thing that started playing up, it crashed then kept crashing when i tried to reopen. I deleted all the firefox files i could find, deleted and reinstalled only to have the same problem. Im now using Safari and it keeps freezing for a few mins (comes up as not responding) then it will work again for a while. Mac mail also seems very slow and takes ages to load and sorta freezes sometimes. Yesterday the finder completely crashed and it restarted itself and today i turned it on and it made a beep but then the next time it worked. I went into disk utility and ran a disk verification and this is what it came up with: "DIsk utility stopped verifying because the following error was encountered: the underlying task reported failure on exit" 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. Volume Bit Map needs minor repair Checking volume information. Invalid volume free block count Invalid volume free block count (It should be 4265723 instead of 4145526)",2) The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired. Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit 1 HFS volume checked Volume needs repair anyway any help would be most appreciated as i doubt theres much help i can get here (let alone trying to explain this in indonesian!) thanks!