Help with HD Error

fr4c

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I was experiencing some constant browser and programs so I restarted my MBP and ran Verify Disk. Here is the error message:

Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
Checking HFS Plus volume.
Checking Extents Overflow file.
Checking Catalog file.
Incorrect size for file keyedobjects.nib
(It should be 0 instead of 6383)
Checking multi-linked files.
Checking Catalog hierarchy.
Checking Extended Attributes file.
Checking volume bitmap.
Checking volume information.
The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


1 HFS volume checked
Volume needs repair

It would not even allow me to Repair Disk. Anyone know what I should do?
 

mad jew

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You can't repair the disk you boot from so you'll either need to boot from the OSX restore discs (holding C at startup) and use the bundled version of Disk Utility to repair your drive, or you'll need to run fsck from Single User Mode. :)
 

fr4c

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DOH! Forgot about Disk Utility from OSX disk. Thanks for reminding me and now the problem is fixed.

But do you guys think this may be a sign of possible HD failure, or is this just a software issue?
 

mad jew

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It could potentially be a sing of imminent failure but I wouldn't be too worried at this stage. Just use Disk Utility to keep verifying it every now and then. :)