Error message - incorrect block count

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mahnur, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. mahnur macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2008
    Hi, just wondering if anyone can help when we start up our ibook it goes to the white screen with the apple and spinning circle. The error we get is as follows:

    incorrect block count file asi.db

    If anyone knows how to fix this we would greatly appreciate your help.
  2. toolbox macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    This is a issue with the hard drive or the file system. Can you boot off your os x cd and run disk utility?
  3. mahnur thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2008
    Have tried this and this is where the error comes up. Also won't allow any repair. Thanks for your help
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Excuse me if I am wrong, but have you actually tried what toolbox suggested- booting your system from the OSX installer disk (not the normal boot from your hard disk) and trying to repair from the Disk Utility that is avaiable in the menus at first page of the install process?

    It sounds like you were saying that you had tried that when you meant you were booting from your hard drive and trying to repair via your normal Disk Utility. The reason I say this is because in your first post you say the problem is when you boot your iBook, then you mentioned in your second post that this is where the problem came up (indicating that you were booting from the Installer disk as he suggested).:confused:
  5. sk8terbob macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2011
    I am having a similar problem, i decided to run the disk utility when i noticed my mac was freezing sometimes when trying to open programs causing me to perform a hard reboot (which i now know is not good for the hard drive). i tried to verify disk permissions and i got an error that read

    Incorrect Block count for file steam_2011_09_18_14_02_16_833.mdmp
    (it should be 0 instead of 13)

    then followed by a few more lines of text untill it reads

    The volume macintosh HD needs to be repaired
    Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed

    any ideas on what i can do? the computer starts up fine every time its shut down

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