Disc verification failing in Bootcamp Assistant

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by speedfreek, May 26, 2008.

  1. speedfreek macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2008
    When i try to create a new Partition in Boot Camp Assistant after about a minute or 2 i get the "Verification failed. This disc could not be partitioned"

    Also says to use disk utility to repair the disc, to which i've gone and done, well attempted to. The repair disk part is greyed out, when i do verify disk i get this:

    2008-05-27 16:15:53 +1000: Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    Starting verification tool: 2008-05-27 16:15:53 +1000
    2008-05-27 16:18:00 +1000:
    2008-05-27 16:18:00 +1000: Performing live verification.
    2008-05-27 16:18:00 +1000: Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
    2008-05-27 16:18:00 +1000: Checking Extents Overflow file.
    2008-05-27 16:18:00 +1000: Checking Catalog file.
    2008-05-27 16:18:01 +1000: Checking multi-linked files.
    2008-05-27 16:18:01 +1000: Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    2008-05-27 16:18:01 +1000: Checking Extended Attributes file.
    2008-05-27 16:18:01 +1000: Checking volume bitmap.
    2008-05-27 16:18:01 +1000: Checking volume information.
    2008-05-27 16:18:01 +1000: Invalid volume file count
    2008-05-27 16:18:01 +1000: (It should be 675824 instead of 675844)
    2008-05-27 16:18:01 +1000: Invalid volume directory count
    2008-05-27 16:18:01 +1000: (It should be 151802 instead of 151782)
    2008-05-27 16:18:01 +1000: The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

    2008-05-27 16:18:01 +1000: Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.2008-05-27 16:18:01 +1000:
    2008-05-27 16:18:01 +1000: Disk Utility stopped verifying “Macintosh HD” because the following error was encountered:

    Filesystem verify or repair failed.
    2008-05-27 16:18:01 +1000:

    So is there a way to fix it and/or can i just create a partition in Disk Utility and go from there with bootcamp?
  2. catachip macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2007
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    You cannot use the "Repair Disk" feature while booted into the computer. You would need to boot from a separate drive (say on a Firewire hard drive) or from the OS X install DVD. However, I have helped someone with this same problem and neither of these actions actually fixed the problem.

    I would recommend you go right to this solution.

    1) Restart your Mac

    2) When you hear the startup chime, hold down the Apple key (i.e., command key) and the letter "S" simultaneously. Keep holding them down.

    3) You will be dumped into a Unix command prompt. You can let go of those two keys.

    4) Type the following (exactly):

    fsck -fy

    5) This will run a thorough disk check and repair any damage.

    IMPORTANT! If you get ANY result other than "OK" for everything then run the command above again. Run it over and over until you get "OK" for every line checked.

    6) Hold down the power button several seconds to turn off your Mac. Then, press the power button again to turn it back on.

    7) Try running the "Boot Camp Assistant" again. It should work.

    However, if this doesn't work, come back and we'll try something else.

    Best of luck!
  3. speedfreek thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2008
  4. ailunchiu macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2008
    thank you! this works ~*!!!!!

    :cool: this works great on my comp,
    i have a macbook pro leo 10.5.5 works great
    I had problem same as above and my computer could not shut down or go sleep, now it fixed my problems!

    thanks a lot, although I don't know your name, you helped me out by this post! thanks!

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