What did I do to my computer?

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  1. wellander1 macrumors regular

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    The computer has been running slower the normal so I did this.
    When I run first aid it fails with the following message in the details

    First Aid found corruption that needs to be repaired. To repair the startup volume, run First Aid from Recovery. What did I do?
    Click Done to continue
    Running First Aid on “Untitled” (disk1s1)

    NOTE: First Aid will temporarily lock the startup volume.

    Verifying file system.
    Volume could not be unmounted.
    Using live mode.
    Performing fsck_apfs -n -l -x /dev/rdisk1s1
    Checking the container superblock.
    Checking the EFI jumpstart record.
    Checking the space manager.
    Checking the space manager free queue trees.
    Checking the object map.
    Checking volume.
    Checking the APFS volume superblock.
    The volume Untitled was formatted by hfs_convert (945.260.7) and last modified by apfs_kext (945.275.7).
    Checking the object map.
    Checking the snapshot metadata tree.
    Checking the snapshot metadata.
    Checking the extent ref tree.
    Checking the fsroot tree.
    error: directory valence check: directory (oid 0x80062): nchildren (1) does not match drec count (0)
    error: directory valence check: directory (oid 0xe002e): nchildren (1) does not match drec count (0)
    Verifying allocated space.
    Performing deferred repairs.
    error: nchildren of inode object (id 524386) does not match expected value
    error: nchildren of inode object (id 917550) does not match expected value
    Deferred repairs failed.
    The volume /dev/rdisk1s1 could not be verified completely.
    File system check exit code is 8.
    Restoring the original state found as mounted.

    Operation successful.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    It's okay, it might be repaired outside the OS through Disk Utility if you boot via CMD + R on startup.

    However before we progress one way or another, please can you confirm what model Mac you have (e.g., 13" 2012 MacBook Pro)? It's really important we get this beforehand. The reason I ask this is because we can run some troubleshooting to see if the hard-drive's on its way out and if it needs to be repaired, or if it's just a software issue, or if it's something else like the SATA cable.
     
  3. ApplesandOranges macrumors regular

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    Need to know your computer model, year, and specs to offer an assessment.

    The message you received indicates you need to restart your computer and run disk utility from recovery mode. This process can take a fair amount of time depending on your computer and specs.

    Step 1: Run First Aid
    1. Boot from the Recovery HD volume by restarting your Mac while pressing the Command and R keys. ...
    2. Select Disk Utility and click Continue.
    3. When the Disk Utility window appears, click the First Aid tab to select that function of Disk Utility.
    Use at your own risk. I only offer suggestions. You could have a drive that is close to failing or it could be a host of other things.
     
  4. wellander1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have the 2014 Mac mini 2.6 ghz 1.0 tb hdd 8gb ram.
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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  6. wellander1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hope this works.
     

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  7. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Cool, hard drive is fine.

    Turn off the Mac and turn it back on. Immediately hold CMD + R on startup. It’ll boot into recovery. Open disk utility. If your drive is greyed out, right-click the bottom Macintosh HD (indented) and select unlock. Type in your password.

    Then run first aid as you did in the OS and it should repair. Let me know if this works. :)
     
  8. wellander1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I will do this when I can shut down (too much that I am working on)
     
  9. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    If that 2014 Mini has only a platter-based hard drive inside, it's going to be SLOW.

    You will NEVER get very good performance from the internal HDD.
    That's a "fact of 2014 Mini life", and it's not going to change.

    Fastest, easiest, cheapest, safest way to make it run faster and better:
    Add an EXTERNAL USB3 SSD.
    Then set up the SSD to become the boot drive.
    These are downright CHEAP now, and ANYONE can do this.

    Your boot/run speeds will jump up -- you will be back here saying, "I never would have believed it could run this well!"
    What are you waiting for...?
     
  10. wellander1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ran from the recovery drive and the drive came out clean with no problems.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 1, 2019 ---
    Unfortunately I have all of my usb ports used.
     
  11. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    "Unfortunately I have all of my usb ports used."

    Quite frankly, that's the most lame excuse that I have EVER seen posted here at MacRumors.

    UNPLUG something, and use the port for the USB3 "boot SSD".

    Take the advice I gave to you above.
    You will become a VERY HAPPY Mac user if you do so.

    If you need "more ports", buy a USB3 hub.
     
  12. wellander1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Any good ones.
     

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