Verified Disk Permission......and failed. Harddisk trouble?

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  1. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    This may or may not be a dumb question. Sorry folks. :eek:

    I recently did a software update, and like a good Mac user, I repair my disk permissions after I do a major update or install software where an installer program is used.

    I updated my computer, it restarted. Fine.
    I repaired permissions. Great.
    I verified my disk permissions. I don't even know what this means, but fine.

    I verify my disk.....First Aid Failed.


    A little message popped up that said.
    The underlying message in the main Disk Utility Window read:

    I'm backing up as we speaking, but does this mean my MacBook HD is a walking time bomb?

    Mind you, S.M.A.R.T Status says "Verified." :confused:


    Any help would be appreciated. :eek:
     
  2. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

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    I believe to repair your hard disc using disc utility, you need to boot the restore DVD that came with your computer, and run it from there.

    Basically just boot from the cd, choose your language, then once the menu bar pops up, click on utilities and run disc utility. When you are done just restart your computer.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, or run fsck if you can't find the OSX discs. It most likely won't be a long-term problem. If this is a laptop then it's quite common for the file system to get a bit messed up from all the bumping and jerking you do 'round the thing (read into that as you will). Back everything up, but you'll probably be fine. :)
     
  4. Abstract thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    Well I'm concerned that even if Utility fixes it, that it was a physical problem or some sort. I mean, was data written to the HD in some really bad way, or did I physically knock the HD? I do feel better now, but I'm going to be careful about backing up over the next month.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Possibly the latter which could lead to the former although not necessarily. Really, I doubt it's anything to worry about. If you have trouble getting it fixed then you've got a problem, but otherwise it's actually quite a common occurrence. :)
     

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