Hard Disk Corrupted?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Weshzu, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Weshzu macrumors member

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    I'm a heavy user that relies on my macbook pro for my everyday use. I recently found out there are 2 operations that i cannot perform. number 1, my trash does not allow any item to stay within the trash can and any action i take deletes instantly. number 2, i realized that i cannot insert any disc without it beeping and popping it back out. I googled solutions and did in fact go to disk utility and repair disk permission and verify disk. I did at one point receive

    "Invalid volume file count

    Invalid volume directory count

    The volume Macintosh HD was found corrupt and needs to be repaired.

    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."


    I'm not quite sure what i could do at this stage and would love to get some help from everybody.

    I'm petrified that i might lose everything on my mac. My friend of mine who has had his corrupted files could not open his mac. I have tons of software and music files and its outrageous that i still haven't find the time to invest in a external drive. If anybody knows if there is a good deal in canada for external let me know. This whole occurrences has gotten me shaken up.

    Thanks in advanced for any helper on macrumors.


    P.S. Just a little info on my macbook. Its the 2010 MBP edition 15" Intel Core i5 2.4 Ghz
    Version 10.6.8
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    What you need to do is right in your post
    Also if you're lucky and it's repairable then find the time to get a backup assuming your files are important to you.

    If you're running Lion then press and hold "option" to select the recovery partition.
     
  3. Weshzu thread starter macrumors member

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    hi thanks for the feedback. Should i have backup files before i attempt any of that? I wonder how this started. I barely use my dvd driver. Could it a be corrupt file i downloaded online?
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, before you attempt the repair backup everything to an external destination....If you have an external drive, or a Time Capsule, these will do...Otherwise get a cheap self powered USB drive....Do NOT rely on optical backups....Anyway from what you say in your post you can't use the optical drive anyway...Some ideas:

    http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&scli...,cf.osb&fp=b05346fb77dcc0c8&biw=1494&bih=1106

    Won't cost you much and you can then try the repair.
     

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