Disk Utility returning 'Orphaned block error'

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  1. chrisrosemusic1, Apr 11, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012

    chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a

    chrisrosemusic1

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    Hi all,

    I bought my MBP in January and run a disk utility check about once a month. Every single time I run it I receive an error (as above). It asks me to then reboot and run the Disk Utility from the maintenance boot up (CMD+R) which then repairs it. However, next time I check again the same error is back...

    Is there a way to permanently fix this or is it a case of a faulty HDD? In which case I back up regularly via time machine so I could go and ask Apple to swap it? I'd rather not have the hassle if it can be fixed any other way.

    Thanks for your help.

    :(

    This is the error (although copied from someone else on Google):

    Volume bitmap needs minor repair for orphaned blocks
    2012-01-20 16:13:51 -0500: Checking volume information.
    2012-01-20 16:13:51 -0500: Invalid volume free block count
    2012-01-20 16:13:51 -0500: (It should be 96522947 instead of 96516895)
    2012-01-20 16:13:51 -0500: The volume Macintosh HD was found corrupt and needs to be repaired.
    2012-01-20 16:13:51 -0500: Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then use Disk Utility to repair this disk.2012-01-20 16:13:51 -0500:
     
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    You could use Diskwarrior to fix it but if it keeps coming back it is most likely hardware based. So prepare to have it possibly die on you. Back up often.
     
  3. chrisrosemusic1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    chrisrosemusic1

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    Yeah I use time machine weekly.

    I'm probably going to book it in at Apple to be honest and get it swapped.
     

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