Disk Utility Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mynameismatt89, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. mynameismatt89 macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2005
    Hey all,

    About once a month I run the Disk Utility application to verify disk permissions, verify disk, and permission repair.

    However, just now, when verifying disk I got the following error:

    (see attachment)

    How come it will not let me repair the 'damaged' hard drive.

    This may have something to do with the fact that I spilt tea on it about 2 weeks ago... (I let it dry out for 3 days upside down with the keyboard off. When I turned it on, all was fine; except it thought it was December 23rd, 1969).

    Attached Files:

  2. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    Have you tried to repair with your original disks?
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
  4. ahmed.hassan macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2007
    You cannot repair the disk whilst Mac OS X is booted. Next, reboot your computer with the System Restore that came with it inserted. When the Mac OS X installation process begins, instead of completing it, select "Utilities" from the Menu Bar and try repairing the disk from there.
  5. mynameismatt89 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2005
    Thanks guys.

    I ran fsck in single user mode.

    I never knew mac's had an ms-dos type feature. I learn something new everyday.

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