Wacky disk problem on MPB "The underlying task reported failure on exit"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jaxon, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. jaxon macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2006
    Ok so, recently my MBP went tottally loopy and every app i opend unexpectedly quit before it even opend. and i mean every app, even system preferences. So i went throught the whole disk repair thing with the disk at startup and i got "The underlying task reported failure on exit" phoned apple and they told me to resintall OS X, now this is the second time i have had to do this exact same thing in the last 3 months.

    Now i have done that, and am in the process of moving all my files back on, and i figure i'll check the disk for problems so i verify disk and i get the same "The underlying task reported failure on exit" this is 1 day after reinstalling the OS.

    I really don't know whats going on here, could it be hardware problem with the HD itself? the thing that seemed to have triggered this most recent crash was that i installed some superdrive firmware update through software update and everytime at startup it would give me an error message saying it couldn't find any devices to install on.

    Anyway, is there anything i can do to fix this?

    Thanks a bunch,
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    It depends on what type of install you did. Unless it was a complete reformat, it's understandable that errors are still there. Have you tried repairing it with the OSX discs' version of Disk Utility? If so, and you're still having troubles, then it's probably easiest to back everything up (do this no matter what) and buy a new drive.

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