Verify Disk Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jarrodius, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. jarrodius macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2006
    I keep getting this message when I try to Verify Disk:

    "Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Illegal name
    Illegal name
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    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
    It won't let me repair. Can you tell me what this all means?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    It means you either need to start from the OSX discs, use Disk Utility and repair the disk ASAP, or use fsck if you can't find the discs. :)

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