No disk utility or boot camp assistant after install

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by murdoc158, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. murdoc158 macrumors regular

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    I installed XP via bootcamp. Everything was running fine. I installed Parallels and had it working for a while. A short time later, I got errors trying to launch Parallels saying there were 2 bootcamp disks or something along those lines. My bootcamp install is still fine. However, back in OS X I was going to see what was the matter with Disk Utility and it will not open. Boot Camp Assistant will not launch either. So basically I have no way to remove XP if I ever wanted to? I can get disk utility to launch from the OS X install cd, but there are errors when I verify the mac HD. If I use the cds will I end up formating my mac HD?
     
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    I hope you have a backup. What kinds of errors does it report? Can it repair them?

    You can reinstall OS X fine without erasing any files, but it might not fix your problem if it goes deeper than that (maybe something wrong with your partitions, or even a physical hard drive error?).
     
  3. murdoc158 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply. When I did the "verify disk" option I got the following on my screen:

    Verifying volume "Macintosh HD"
    Checking HFS Plus Volume
    Checking Extents Overflow file
    Checking Catalog file
    Invalid node structure
    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired


    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair

    If I click on repair disk I get this:

    Verifying volume "Macintosh HD"
    Checking HFS Plus Volume
    Checking Extents Overflow file
    Checking Catalog file
    Invalid node structure
    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired


    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

    1 HFS volume checked
    1 volume could not be repaired because of an error

    So where does this leave me? Is my HD bad (I just got the iMac 2 days ago). Should I reformat and hope this fixes everything? Also what could be causing this? Both OSX and XP seem to be running fine. I've played a few games in XP and the only thing I noticed was that disk utility and boot camp assistant won't open. I'm a converter so I still have all my original files backed up yet. Thanks!

    edit: I also noticed that my Macintosh HD partition is #2, and my Windows XP partition is #3. I only have (and only see in Disk Utility) 2 partitions.
     

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