Verify Disk Error

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  1. fh2level macrumors regular

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    I was trying to use BootCamp but during partitioning it said there was an error veryfing the disk and to use disk utility to fix it.

    So I did, clicked verify disk in disk utility and this is the report i get:

    "Volume Header needs minor repair
    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair"

    So then I click Repair permissions, it goes through, no erros, Try everything again but still get the same errors :( :( :(
     
  2. dejo Moderator

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    Trying clicking on "Repair Disk" (on the right side) instead.
     
  3. fh2level thread starter macrumors regular

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    The "Repair Disk" button is not clickable only the other three
     
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    Ah, that's because you can't repair the boot drive. Try booting from another drive, such as the OS X Install disc. You should then be able to repair that drive.
     
  5. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    This happened to me RIGHT NOW too. How can I boot from the CD?
     
  6. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Put CD in drive
    Restart computer and press and hold C before you hear the chime
    OS X installer loads, choose English, then click utilities->Disk utility
    Repair the drive
     
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  9. fh2level thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep booting from the CD worked...Thanks a lot :)
     
  10. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Here's another one, if you can't find the CD's try booting with CMD+S into single user mode and typing in fsck -fy to repair your volumes as well
     
  11. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    I belive booting into safe mode will also fsck you aswell, takes a while tho....
     
  12. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Actually Safe Mode, if I'm correct, does not, it just loads the minimal amount of devices you need to run/repair/diagnos OS X. I could be wrong though.
     
  13. virividox macrumors 601

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    before repairing your boot drive, just make sure your important documents are backed up, in case the issue cant be repaired and ends up destroying data

    it has happened in the past
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  15. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    c/v but not repair right?
     
  16. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I think so. I've never done it when the disk has needed a repair though, so I'm not sure. Nevertheless, it certainly does the check. :)
     
  17. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    =O you're lucky.
     

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