Discussion in 'macOS' started by andy5000, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. andy5000 macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2006
    After having problems with loosing help in os x applications and loosing my desktop settings & firefox favourites i thought i would verify disk and repair disk permissions. This is what i got when i verified the disk.(Macintosh HD) here is the link to the initial problem.

    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.
    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

    I am relatively new to macs so want to know what is going on.Please Help!
  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    You should boot into single user mode (hold down Apple & S together whilst booting), and run "fsck -y" on your disk. It will normally repair the issue. Reboot and you'll be able to fix permissions.

    fsck = file system check. It's sort of equivalent to scandisk in Windows.

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