Hard Drive Problem Please Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cokeacola, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. cokeacola macrumors member

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    #1
    whilst doing a hard drive check on my iMac i get this problem..

    Verifying volume “Hard Drive”
    Checking 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.
    Volume Header needs minor repair
    The volume Hard Drive needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair

    now the problem is that i cant repair it as the repair button is greyed out

    any advice please
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #2
    Of course you cannot repair a boot drive that is in use.

    You need to boot from your installer DVD and run Disk Utility from there.
     
  3. cokeacola thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    thank you for the quick answer, im new to mac ,how do i do this ?

    sorry for being so stupid
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #4
    Put in the Installer DVD.
    Restart.
    Hold Down C key until computer is booted.
    Select your language
    Go to the Utilities pull-down menu
    Select Disk Utility
    Etc..
     
  5. cokeacola thread starter macrumors member

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