Startup disk always fails verification

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by existe, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. existe macrumors member

    existe

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    I have a new MP Quad and I am noticing that I am always having to repair my startup disk. I will notice the system start to slow down, I will have Onyx verify startup disk and it tells me to repair it. I will boot to SL DVD, repair the disk and it will run fine for awhile but eventually end up in the same situation.

    Do I need to reinstall SL or is this a hardware issue?
     
  2. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

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    Does disk utility say it needs repairing too?

    I always do a fresh custom install on any Mac i buy. mines 5 months old and ive had to repair the disk once.
     
  3. existe thread starter macrumors member

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  4. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

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    How old is the Mac? Did this problem start after installing any software? or has it always been like this?
     
  5. rootsmaneuver macrumors member

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    the disk (hardware) could be on its way out. I know your machine is new, but not all HDD's are created equal. It could be bad sectors/blocks which is unrepairable.

    check for bad blocks if you have access to a utility that can do so.

    first thing to do to check if there is a hardware issue is to back up your data, initialize the drive and do a clean install. if you have problems after that, then its most likely hardware related.
     

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