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    Start Up Problem
    Hi All, need a bit of help thanks. I have an imac G5 running OSX 10.4.11.
    Recently, I can't put the computer to sleep and the computer does not start up sometimes when powered on.
    I ran disk utility and verified the disk, it stopped and gave this report;

    Can you help please
    And is this my problem turning on the computer???

    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    %)
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Volume Bit Map needs minor repair
    Checking volume information.

    Hard Drive
    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair

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    Try running Disk Utility from Applications > Utilities and do Repair permissions. If u have Onyx use that for Repair Permissions. If that does not sort it download and install this.

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    I would add that if Collin's suggestions don't remedy the situation, then you need to boot your G5 from the original OS Disk 1 that came with it, and effect repairs therefrom. Failing that, a full retail version of Tiger will do the job.

    Reason? The internal OS Disk Utilities cannot repair a startup volume, namely your Mac HD.
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    Thanks I'll try that. If I update Tiger as Collin's suggests do i lose any files on the HD

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    Collin Bl's Avatar
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    No that link just reinstalls OS where needed over the top of what is there. Your User files remain.

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    Thanks again Collin's I'll try that...

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    Sorted that problem by the looks of things. Thanks Collin's

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