HD needs repair - help!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by c23roo, May 19, 2007.

  1. c23roo macrumors regular

    May 29, 2004
    I had my PM G5 Quad crash a couple of times lately: 'OSX quit unexpectedly error on startup afterwards' - so I went to disc utility to try to verify the disc / repair permissions, etc...

    I got the following message back - but the icon for 'repair disc' did not light up - so am I stuck? Is it off to the Apple store for me or is there anything else I can do on my end? Thx -

    Verifying volume “Oogie HD”
    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.
    Volume Bit Map needs minor repair
    Checking volume information.
    Invalid volume free block count
    Invalid volume free block count
    Volume Header needs minor repair
    The volume Oogie HD needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
  3. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
    Well if that's the drive that your boot partition is on then you can't repair while you're using it.

    You'll need to boot onto disk utility on the os x cd and repair the volume from there. Give that a shot first.
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    You need to boot off another volume to repair your startup drive. You can use your restore disk or OS-X install disk. Once you get to the "install" dialog, you should see menus on the menu bar - you can select "Disk Utility" from there.
  5. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2006
    Not necessarily, but you do need to boot from your original installation CD and run Disk Utility from it. You can't repair directory damage from your own boot disk. You may find that DU can't fix those errors, Disk Warrior is one of the best.
  6. c23roo thread starter macrumors regular

    May 29, 2004
    Hey thanks for the quick replies!

    I have a second hard drive I've been using for backup. If I boot up to this drive, then I should be able to repair my original one, yes???

    Thanks again...

    - chris
  7. tribe3 macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2005
    Vienna, VA - USA
    Same thing was happening to my wife's iMac 17" G5. I could back-up all her stuff (although it went wery slow!) and just changed the HDD for a new one.

    Getting a new drive is a small price to pay and you get some peace of mind.
  8. c23roo thread starter macrumors regular

    May 29, 2004
    You're all awesome! Thanks!

    The volume Oogie HD was repaired successfully.
    Mounting Disk

    1 HFS volume checked
    Repair attempted on 1 volume
    1 HFS volume repaired

    Hey thanks again - as always you're awesome!

    - c

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