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    Invalid Node Structure

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    Exclamation Invalid Node Structure
    I ran the fsck -fy adn got the following

    ** /dev/rdisk0s2
    ** Rot File System
    ** Checking Extents Overflow file.
    ** Checking Catalog file.
    disk0s2: 0xe0030005 (UNDEFINED)
    invalid node structure
    (4, 486)
    ** Rebuilding Catalog B-tree
    disk0s2: 0xe0030005 (UNDEFINED)
    invalid node structure
    (4, 483)
    disk0s2: 0xe0030005 (UNDEFINED)
    Invalid key Length
    (4, 754)
    Invalid node structure
    (4, 755)
    ** The volume Macintosh HD could not be repaired

    HELP!!! what does this mean!!!

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    Invalid Node Structure
    Kevriano's Avatar
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    Specs:
    20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.
    This basically means that your OS system library is not able to be restored because there is most likely a bad sector on your HD.
    The only fix for this error is to erase/reformat the HD and do a completely clean install.
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    Invalid Node Structure

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    how do I do a reformat and install?

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    Invalid Node Structure
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    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    Pop in the system disc, hit restart and hold down 'C" after the chime. Select language and then go to Utilities in the Menu bar, select Disk Utility > Erase and that will wipe the drive and everything will be gone. Go to partition, partition if only on e single partition, from Options choose GUID if an Intel machine and Apple partition Map if a PowerPC.

    If the drive cannot be repaired just buy a new one. DiskWarrior is good but at $99 cheaper to replace the drive.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Invalid Node Structure

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    I tried the start up disk and pushing the but nothing happens it just gets to the apple and the spinning wheel. Then it just turns off. I know this doesn't look good lol

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    Invalid Node Structure

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    I there any way to completely clean out the computer and then re install the everything?

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    Invalid Node Structure
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    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    HELP!!! what does this mean!!!
    It simply means your hard drive is toast. It should be replaced. If you've been making backups with Time Machine you won't lose data. Buy the new hard drive, install it, boot with your install media, format the new hard drive, restore from Time Machine. If you have no backup, just reinstall everything from your startup DVD.

    I there any way to completely clean out the computer and then re install the everything?
    See above.

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