MacBook stuck at FSCK

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by gavmil, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. gavmil macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2010
    Hi all,

    Hoping for some help with my MacBook (2008).

    When I switch on my laptop i see the apple logo, wheel and a progress strip. I understand that it's trying to run fsck. However, the progress bar gets 1/4 of the way and then restarts again. After the second attempt the laptop powers off.

    I've entered 'single user mode' and run fsck and end up with the following results in the attached JEPG.

    The results state;

    Disk Full Error
    The volume Macintosh HD could not be repaired
    /dev/rdisk0s2 (hfs) Exited with signal 8

    I'm assuming it's somthing to do with my disk being full? ;-)

    Is there anyway I can skip fsck so that I can free up space, or is there another solution to this issue?

    Thanks all,


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  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I would say the odds are very high that you have a bad drive there. You could try something like Disk Warrior to maybe repair it. Or you could try an erase and reinstall, but I suspect the error will return.

    Hopefully you have a good backup.
  3. gavmil thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2010
    Thanks for responding. I ended up deleting some files in single user mode and FSCK has run with no errors.....time to back-up ;-)

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