Cannot repair disk on MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by webia, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. webia macrumors newbie

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    Ok, as all problems come in pairs, I have a minor issue (I hope).

    Yesterday, time machine threw me an error that it cannot complete the backup as it cannot copy some files to the backup drive. I checked and installed time machine buddy to easily check the logs. It turned out some file was the bad guy. It was a personal, unimportant file so I deleted it.

    Ran backup again, same time machine error. I then checked in more detail, and as suggested I deleted from my backup drive one long name with .inProgress extension package, while time machine was off. Turned time machine back on, still errors.

    So I though my drive could be corrupted or something. Opened disk utility checked and fixed permissions, then same thing with the disk.

    1. I get First Aid Failed
    Disk Utility stopped verifying “Macintosh HD” because the following error was encountered:
    Filesystem verify or repair failed.


    and with these details:
    Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”

    Performing live verification.
    Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Keys out of order
    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

    Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.


    2. Ok, so I didn't have my Leopard cd with me. I tried to safe boot the MBP. It booted up successfully. I know safe boot performs a disk check, so I though problem fixed. But no, still there.

    3. I tried to boot in single-user mode and use fsck -fy. Unfortunately after running it consecutively for around 25 times, the same answer:
    ***** FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED *****

    4. My MBP came with tiger, so I found the original tiger CDs. I tried to boot from it holding C key to use disk utility. had one kernel panic, and once the mac froze. Nothing happened. I also tried to start the "installation" from the OS, so that I do not have to hold the C key, but same as above. Didn't work.

    Any suggestions ?
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    It looks like a HDD problem which isn't that serious. Hopefully you have AppleCare - HDD will be replaced, assuming it works, all will be well if not you're probably looking a logic board problem but it looks like it's just the HDD.
     
  3. webia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Shouldn't a disk format and reinstall fix this? Any ideas why booting from tiger cd didn't work?
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    No. The problem isn't with what's on this disk instead it's with the HDD itself.
     
  5. webia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyhow, those errors were reported by DU while I was logged in into the OS and used DU on the same drive I booted up from, which can throw errors.

    I need to check from the CD in order to be sure, however I cannot do that...Any ideas why booting from tiger doesn't work?
     
  6. webia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, so just came back from the apple reseller. I checked the hdd there, same error, while booted from the disk. Onyx also tells me to repair the disk using disk utility, but it would not work.
     
  7. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    use diskwarrior 4.1.1 started from an extern hdd !
     
  8. webia thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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  10. webia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I am going to find sometime in the next weeks some time to copy paste all my hdd on the backup disk, so that I have everything, not just a time machine backup dated on 16th of April, and then erase and install from backup (16th of April) and then restore as I go the things I need from the manual backup.

    If this won't fix the issue, I will have to go back to Apple and leave it for service :(
     
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