Macbook pro problem

scndbst101

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 14, 2006
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Hello,

I newbie to the mac world

i just recently bought a Macbook pro intel 2.00 ghz/1 gig ram/100 gb hard drive

I recently downloaded boot camp and installed it and after awhile i deleted the partion through boot camp. I thought everything was fine till i went to disk utlity and wanted to clean up. i got this messsage

Verifying volume “Macintosh 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.
Checking volume information.
Volume Header needs minor repair
The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


1 HFS volume checked
Volume needs repair

I tried reparing disk permisson and its still the same.

I was verifying the disk and when its about to finish it says that it can't exit "i believe?"

what do i do? also do i just do a reformat of the whole hard drive or just insert the dvd install disk. Im just worred that if i reformat that i i'll lose my front row,garage band, photo booth..well pretty much ilife

can someone help?
 

GimmeSlack12

macrumors 603
Apr 29, 2005
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Go back to Disk Utilities and say repair Drive. Have you tried that? Reformatting the drive is your absolutely last resort (which I don't think you are close to yet).
 

scndbst101

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 14, 2006
5
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it wont let me because it cant exit the verify disk and so it wont let it repair it...ahhh and i i thought i escaped windows graps!!!
 

GimmeSlack12

macrumors 603
Apr 29, 2005
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If the program is stuck then you can force quit it. Go to the Apple Menu (in the top left) and select Force Quit, a window will appear that shows you your currently open applications. Select Disk Utility and hit force quit.
 

GimmeSlack12

macrumors 603
Apr 29, 2005
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San Francisco
Put your Disk in the drive, reboot and hold "C" down until the progress loading bar shows up. You'll get the install window opening and then use the Utility Menu at the top (not exactly sure of its name) and find Disk Utility, open and run that. Good luck.