MBP Failing "Verify Disk" in Disk Utility

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Deimo, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. Deimo macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2005
    I think i broke my baby.... I was having major issues today with my MBP... it wouldn't boot at all, and on half of the boots gave me the folder with a question mark in it indicator. Well after resetting the PRU (i think that's the term... unplugged the battery and held down the power button), i was able to get it to fully load finally.

    Figuring that something was terribly wrong, i loaded up disk utility and repaired my permissions, only 1 item was updated, so i went over to verify the disk, and get the following error:


    Verifying volume “Akhilleus”
    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.
    Volume Bit Map needs minor repair
    Checking volume information.
    Invalid volume free block count
    Invalid volume free block count
    ead of %@)",2)
    The volume Akhilleus needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair


    the repair disk icon is greyed out, so i can't click it

    Am i totally screwed.... when i get home tonight i'm backing up the system and have an appointment to see a genius in the morning already, but i was hoping someone here could suggest anything else that can be done to save my baby :( To me it sounds like the HDD's beginning to fail which makes me a sad panda
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Back up! Back up! Back up!

    It might be headed down the tubes...the genius will be able to tell you what to do. But the most important thing is to get that data backed up! :(
  3. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    You can't repair the disk because you're currently booted off that volume. Boot from your OSX DVD and run Disk Util from there and you should be able to repair. But back up anyways, just in case. Frankly though, it does not seem like your HD is getting ready to die though. It looks like it's an error in the file system, that, at worst, will force you to reformat the drive and reinstall OSX.
  4. Deimo thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2005
    Thank you for the advice YG and WildCowboy... I repaired the OS from the bood DVD and still was having issues... the genius this morning experienced it as well and it's now sitting in their hands to have its HDD replaced... hopefully it'll get done quickly!
  5. Deimo thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2005
    Just wanted to complete the information on the repair in case this can help someone in the future. The cable connecting the HDD to the Logic Board had to be replaced. The HDD was fine and my data wasn't touched :) everything appears to be working now good as new.

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