Permissions repair giving errors -- is my drive about to die?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by natallica, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. natallica macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hello all -

    I just ran Cocktail on my Macbook and got errors in the permissions repair section. Can I fix these or am I looking at getting a hard drive replacement?


    Mon Nov 24 13:37:40 EST 2008

    Started verify/repair permissions on disk disk0s2 Macintosh HD
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/CodeResources
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/Info.plist
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/MacOS/DiscRecordingPlugin
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/MacOS
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/Resources/DiscRecordingPluginInspector.nib/designable.nib
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/Resources/DiscRecordingPluginInspector.nib/keyedobjects.nib
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/Resources/DiscRecordingPluginInspector.nib
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/Resources/DiscRecordingPluginLibrary.nib/designable.nib
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/Resources/DiscRecordingPluginLibrary.nib/keyedobjects.nib
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/Resources/DiscRecordingPluginLibrary.nib
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/Resources/DRMSFFormatter.classdescription
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/InfoPlist.strings
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/Resources/English.lproj
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/Resources/formatterMSF.png
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/Resources
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents/version.plist
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on System/Library/Frameworks/DiscRecordingUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiscRecordingPlugin.ibplugin/Contents
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man5/euc.5.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man5/gb18030.5.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man5/gb2312.5.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man5/gbk.5.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man5/exports.5
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man5/fstab.5.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/roff.7.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man5/editrc.5.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man5/ftpchroot.5.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man5/ftpd.conf.5.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man5/ftpusers.5.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man5/dirent.5
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/re_format.7.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/sandbox.7.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/term.7.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/samba.7.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/SSE.7
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/SSE2.7
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/SSE3.7
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/SSE4.7
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/SSSE3.7
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/vBasicOps.7
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/vBigNum.7
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/vDSP.7
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/vecLib.7
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/vImage.7
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/vMathLib.7
    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/OwnerGroupTool" has been modified and will not be repaired
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man5/finger.conf.5.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man5/dir.5.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man5/fs.5.gz
    Open error 5: "Input/output error" on usr/share/man/man7/symlink.7.gz
    Group differs on "private/etc/cups", should be 0, group is 26
    Permissions differ on "private/var/spool/cups/cache/rss", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are drwxrwxr-x

    Finished verify/repair permissions on disk disk0s2 Macintosh HD

    Thanks!

    -- N
     
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

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    #2
    Try running a repair on it with Disk Utility.
     
  3. natallica thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Same errors.

    I'm now booted into single-user mode and trying to run fsck -fy and it's getting I/O errors there too, so I don't have much hope for it being able to repair the volume.

    Next will be calling Hitachi and trying to get an RMA.

    I just hope that my Time Machine backup is good and not corrupted -- the system hung when trying to back up this morning and that's what led me to try and run a repair of disk permissions!

    -- N
     
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

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    #4
    It could be a bad disk, but just the other day I had a problem with iTunes not being able to play my DRM'd music because of some weird "permissions" error (which it stated in the error dialog). I tried a few things (like repairing permissions) but the only thing that helped was a reboot, strange enough. So you could give it a try, just in case it's something weird like that.
     
  5. natallica thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #5
    An update. Hooked up the drive to a PC and ran a surface scan. Even the basic test told me there are bad sectors on the drive.

    Now for the fun part. Hitachi will not do an advanced exchange -- which I think is just ridiculous. Most of the time I just wait for the new drive, put the bad one in the same packaging and send it back to the drive manufacturer. Now, they are being picky about how I package it and offering to give me a number for a 3rd party company that will send me a kit with a box and packaging for $15. Best part of all of this is that the kits they sell are only for 3.5" drives, not notebook drives!!!

    I'm never buying another Hitachi drive. In fact, I bought a 320GB 7200RPM WD drive today.

    -- N
     

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