HELP-ASAP Start-up disk repair?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eyedoc_00, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. eyedoc_00 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2005
    I ran onyx and it said i needed to repair my start-up disk. I went do disk utilities and ran verify disk and it came up with the following error:

    Checking volume information.
    Invalid volume free block count
    (It should be 63786833 instead of 63787031)
    S,"The volume %@ needs to be repaired.",1)

    Macintosh HD
    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair

    What does this mean and how can I fix it?
    Will I loose any of my data on my hard drive?

  2. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2005
    Twin Cities, MN
    Not a big problem at all. No, you aren't going to lose anything.

    1. Pop in the original install disc that came with your computer.
    2. Go to System Prefences>Startup Disk and select the disk as the device you want to boot from, and press restart.

    Your computer will restart. Once it's booted up from the disk, open the Disk Utility and select "Repair Disk."

    It will repair the problems with your hard disk. Don't freak out, this happens every once and awhile, I usually have to do it about once a month.
  3. eyedoc_00 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2005
    Thank you. Sounds like an easy fix.
  4. sbluetruck macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2007
    Wisconsin der hey
    for all convinience here, you can also hold down "C" while booting up to boot from the cd drive.

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