Kernel panic on repair permissions. What can I do?!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by ChrisH3677, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

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    The first indication of a problem was yesterday when I discovered I couldn't connect properly to a Windows server drive. It would seem to do nothing. Others mappings were still working tho

    Then I found my print dialogs coming up blank and the only way out was to force quit.

    Last night I decided to repair permissions hoping that would fix the problems. Instead, it would get to probably about 80% then kernel panic.

    Tried several times. Also tried using Repair Shop (an RP alternative), Verify Permissions and RP after booting from a Panther install disk. Kernel paninc everytime, and at the same point.

    Am running 10.3.5

    I figure that reinstalling OS X would solve the problems but I don't want to go there yet.


    Any suggestions?

    thanks
     
  2. ChrisH3677 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok. a bit more information. Discovered the Repair Disk option in Disk Utility. Ran it with the following messages....

    Keys out of order
    Rebuilding Catalog B-tree

    The volume could not be repaired

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit (-9972)


    Any ideas?
     
  3. ChrisH3677 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    would backing up my entire disk; reformatting; the restoring from backup fix this problem?

    if so, how do i backup my entire disk?
     

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