Disk error ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rvpete, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. rvpete macrumors member

    rvpete

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Location:
    Vienna
    #1
    Hi there

    I downloades Bootcamp and did everything accoring to the howto until i came to an error that said i should run disk utility and validate my disk ok don

    I get this

    Code:
    Volume Header needs minor repair
    The volume rvpete needs to be repaired.
    
    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit
    
    
    Disk Utility stopped verifying “rvpete” because the following error was encountered:
    
    The underlying task reported failure on exit
    1 HFS volume checked
    	Volume needs repair
    
    How do I repair my installation? someohow I dont know how to boot from CD :(

    also will all data be lost, i lack space for backing up atm >_< (about 130 Gigs that still need to be backuped .. and i certainly donw want to rip all my cds again <.<)

    how do errors like this happen?
    maybe i should mention i have strange problems (like crashing safari and so on) since we had a power outage due some stupid guys drilling onto the powerline outside .. and a second time due a storm taking out the power for the half of my district (both times the mac was switched on .. and i think some torrents running)

    pls help me, because it will cost me a lot of time to backup everything (already backed up 150 gigs now ou of ext hdd space)
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    You won't lose any data. Put the OSX discs in and press C as you boot up. Then use the version of Disk utility you can find in one of the menus to repair the drive. Alternatively, run fsck. :)
     
  3. rvpete thread starter macrumors member

    rvpete

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Location:
    Vienna
    #3
    thank you ^^

    now my system runs errorless <3 .. and i think is a bit faster .. but that also could be my imagination cus lack of sleep

    :D
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #4
    Excellent. It should be faster. Keep repairing the drive either via the discs or fsck until it makes no repairs, to ensure everything's okay. :)
     

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