Verify disk

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jegaggin, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. jegaggin macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2010
    I was on disk utility but i could not click the repair disk button so i clicked the verify disk. I got all kinds of code I dont understand what it is:
    Performing live verification.
    Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Invalid finder info for file hard link (id = 24053449)
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Incorrect number of Extended Attributes
    (It should be 79760 instead of 79761)
    Overlapped extent allocation (file 23878070 /HFS+ Private Data/iNode23878070)
    Overlapped extent allocation (file 24053449 /Users/user/Desktop/files/file/file/file/file file/file/file/file/file/Word Work File L_1594691143.tmp)
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    Invalid volume file count
    (It should be 674363 instead of 674371)
    Invalid volume directory count
    (It should be 176049 instead of 176041)
    Invalid volume free block count
    (It should be 2292464 instead of 2292477)
    The volume Macintosh needs to be repaired.

    Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.
  2. dgbowers macrumors member


    Apr 5, 2011
    You can't repair a disk that you are currently booted to. From the looks of that report you need to repair your disk. To do so, insert your system disk or another Mac OS X disk (10.6 preferably), and reboot your system. Before it boots, hold down the C key, and wait. Once it boots to the install disk, go to the menu bar and select Utilities\Disk Utility, and run Repair Disk.
  3. jackhdev macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2011
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    Insert your Mac OS X Installation Disk, or the disk that came with your computer. When your computer starts up, hold down the option key and select the disc using your arrow keys and the enter key. When it's done starting up, go to the Utilities menu, then click "Disk Utility". Then, you can repair your hard drive.

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