Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.

LemonPie

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 2, 2009
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Beirut, Lebanon
As my MBP unibody bought last year has been running slow lately, i opened Disk Utility and verified/repaired permissions, but once I came to verify the disk, i had the following message

Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”

Performing live verification.
Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
Checking Extents Overflow file.
Checking Catalog file.
Checking multi-linked files.
Checking Catalog hierarchy.
Checking Extended Attributes file.
Checking volume bitmap.
Checking volume information.
Invalid volume file count
(It should be 827752 instead of 827756)
Invalid volume directory count
(It should be 212592 instead of 212588)
The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.

Is the computer at danger of crashing? And what should I do to fix this issue?

Thank you for your help
M
 

iShater

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Aug 13, 2002
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While this does not indicate your system is about to crash, it indicates that there are errors on the HD (as the tool indicated). You should address those.

You will have to boot from an external disk before you can do the repairs. And always, make sure you have a good backup BEFORE you do any repairs or other disk util work.
 

iShater

macrumors 604
Aug 13, 2002
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409
Chicagoland
You mean I should use the Install DVDs that came with my laptop?
If you haven't made an external drive bootable for recover purposes, then yes use the DVDs. I believe one of them should have a label indicating diagnostics or something that will have diskutility on it.


Somebody else remember what the DVDs look like? :eek:
 
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