What does this mean...?

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  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    I think my macbook's HD needs repair but the "repair" button in first aid is ommited and this msg comes out when i run verify:

    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.
    Checking volume information.
    Volume Header needs minor repair
    d.",1)
    Macintosh HD
    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair

    What does that mean? And how do i fix?
     
  2. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. reh macrumors 6502a

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    First, backup your data. Your drive might fail.

    Second, boot to your install CD/DVD, select your language, then open "Disk Utility" from one of the menus at the top of the screen. You'll be able to repair your disc from there.
     
  4. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    That could mean there's a disk hardware failure. Happend to me once.

     
  5. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Read the link. You have to boot to your OS X CD/DVD.
     
  6. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If I do a repair like this will things get erased?
     
  7. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    and as HE said, use fsck to do the repairs :)

    start-up while holding the "s" key to get into safe mode (text only, no GUI), type in the fsck -y command, and push enter. Do this several times until it reports no errors, then type in "reboot" and press enter......
     
  8. reh macrumors 6502a

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    No, but you may loose data if your drive is failing.
     
  9. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    alright thanks reh, I'll do the repair now.
     
  10. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    If fsck cant fix the problem AND your HD is NOT failing, your other option is to get Diskwarrior or TechToolPro to repair/rebuild/replace the directory structures, which is the root problem that showed up anyways.....

    ie: "Volume Header needs minor repair"
     
  11. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for all the help guys. I followed the advice given and my HD is now healthy again.:)
     

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