30 day old MBP HDD needs repair

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dmaxdmax, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2006
    I fixed permissions for the first time on my MBP 15" 2.4 160/7200 HDD and a couple of minor fixes were made. As as afterthought I ran verify disk and it failed. The error messages read:

    Volume Bit Map needs minor repair
    Invalid volume free block count
    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit.

    I'm concerned and p****d that my brand-new MBP has a hardware problem. Should I just run the repair utility and relax or might this be a foreshadowing of bigger problems to come?

    I have 108 GB available and nothing funky running at startup or in the background.

    Thank you
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    It's not a hardware problem (at least most likely not). Disk Utility is reporting a problem with the logical catalog of what is on the drive.
    The reason you have an error on exit is that you cannot repair a drive while you are booted from it.

    Restart the machine with the OSX DVD in, respond to the language question, and then go to Disk Utility from the Utilities menu on the menubar (instead of proceeding into the install). Run a Repair Disk from there, and it will probably fix it right then.

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