First Aid Failed on New SR MacBook Pro 17"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NORTH39MAC, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. NORTH39MAC macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2007
    So this is what happened tonight.

    First I updated "Maintenance" - System Maintenance Utility to Ver 1.1.6.

    Then I ran Maintenance and the the initial "Verify Startup Volume". This generated an error and suggested a repair using "Disk Utility" on Tiger CD.

    Loaded Tiger CD, selected utilities and ran "disk repair".

    This generated a "First Aid Failed" with the following red warnings:

    "Invalid sibling link" "Volume check failed"

    Followed by :

    1 HFS Volume - "Error - The underlying task reported failure on exit"

    Anyone have experience with this error? Any suggestions on a next step would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination
    I have experienced just that but my drive is still okay. I back up regularly and I alway do a complete system overhaul every 8 months or year to make sure everything is running smoothly. I haven't had any problems with my MBP drive (the only drive it happens with) and I have been getting that for months.

    I wouldn't worry about it. But that's just me.
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    I would worry about it. Disk Repair only repairs simple errors. A program like Disk Warrior can fix more complicated problems. Restart and recheck your drive. If you still have a an error and have a backup drive, check that. If you have no backup, or if the error is also on the backup, or if you don't want to restore from your backup (because you would lose too much recent work), then you will need to look into a better repair program. Or, if you are more like Digital Skunk than I am, you could ignore it.
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    An invalid sibling link means, in general terms, that the catalog of your hard drive has a serious error. This will not fix itself. You will lose data from this. You can roll the dice and ignore it, or you can get (or hire someone to run) a program like DiskWarrior to correct it.

    Corrupted catalog files are not necessarily indicative of a hardware problem (they can happen as a result of a kernel panic or freeze up or unplanned powerdown, for example), but of course it could be a symptom of drive failure.
  5. NORTH39MAC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2007
    Thank you all for the advice. Off to the Apple store tomorrow to either wangle a new drive or to get Disk warrior. I will let you know how I make out

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