Help with DiskWarrior

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  1. mikefly macrumors regular

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    Hi, running diskwarrior from startup..

    takes many minutes to load, then runs really fast (great)

    However, after the repair, it says:

    cannot replace due to MAC OS Service Failure.

    And does absolutely nothing.

    This sucks. -- i've run it twice from boot-up with same effect -- when running from utilities folder it tells me it can't work on the drive it's hosted on, so run from boot-up.

    Thanks for any help,

    Mike
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Tell us more about your system and your setup, mate. :)
     
  3. mikefly thread starter macrumors regular

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    macbook 2.0 ghz,
    1 gb ram,
    running 10.4.11,
    20-30 gb free on HD.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks mate. What made you run it in the first place? Sorry for all the questions, but it'll help paint a clearer picture of what's going on. :)
     
  5. mikefly thread starter macrumors regular

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    general slowdown, and a couple of random bugs... was going to reinstall OS, but a friend recommended I try this first.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm... What version of DiskWarrior do you have?
     
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  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, try temporarily turning off disk journaling. In Disk Utility, select the volume. Hold down OPTION and then click on the File menu and disable journaling. Try Disk Warrior again. :)
     
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    seems to me journaling (whatever that may be) is already disabled.

    --option is "enable journaling", implying that it has already been disabled (or more likely, has never been enabled)

    Mike
     
  10. mikefly thread starter macrumors regular

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    ignore

    actually, i'm wrong.

    trying now. -- back in 15 or something.
     
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  12. super_kev macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried starting up from your Macbook's system DVD and running disk utility - repair disk?

    If DiskWarrior can't do the repair, I'd backup your computer, than reformat the drive to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and reinstall the OS.
     
  13. mikefly thread starter macrumors regular

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    heya,

    not actually sure what the whole journaling thing is to be honest, so not sure what you're recommending...

    I was originally planning to do an erase and install. -- not sure how your advice fits in.

    Have run disk repair, and main menu...

    basically it looks like disk warrior is the PC version of Defrag -- something that definitely helps PCs to run smoother. I wonder why this isn't built into the OS?

    Still listening.

    Mike
     
  14. super_kev macrumors 6502

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    Journaling is a default format on Mac HD's that helps protect your data if the power goes out while copying files, etc. I was just saying that when you reinstall OS X, erase and partition the drive and make sure that it is set to Journaled, that's all. :)

    All Disk Warrior does is rebuild the directory; it has nothing to do with defragmenting hard drive files. OS X has limited defragmenting built in, but if you feel the need for a defragmenter, look into iDefrag. I've used it and it works very well.
     

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