Verify Disk Failed - What to do?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Mako5, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Mako5 macrumors regular

    Mako5

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    I used Disk Utility to Verify my disk and it returned the message "Filesystem verify or repair failed."

    The First Aid details says

    Invalid volume file count
    Invalid volume directory count
    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired

    However the Repair Disk button is grayed out. What does that mean and what should I do?
     
  2. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

    ddeadserious

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    Boot to your Leopard DVD, go to Utilities > Disk Utility, then you'll be able to "Repair Disk".

    In order to "Repair Disk", the drive needs to unmount, and it can't unmount if Disk Utility is running off of it.
     
  3. Mako5 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mako5

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    Ah hah. I'll do that as soon as my TM Backup is done. Thanks for the quick reply.
     
  4. Mako5 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mako5

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  5. Ahuckaby macrumors newbie

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    i have the same problem.. how do i boot to my osx disc?
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    You can google it.

    Hold Option (Alt) key on startup to select startup volume.
     

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