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    Quote Originally Posted by MacNewbie View Post
    i tried the FSCK it gave me an error message!
    Can you post the error message?

    And it is possible your HDD is failing, as Dtravis7 mentioned.
    When all else fails, try everything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PunkRockTuba View Post
    They will look at it for free.
    do they really get to the root of the problem or will they make u send it in just so they can get $$$?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulwar View Post
    Can you post the error message?

    And it is possible your HDD is failing, as Dtravis7 mentioned.

    its pretty much the same error message i get when i tried to do the disk utility disc repair:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=111818


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    My experience has been quite good with the genius folks. They will troubleshoot as far as can be done before they will recommend service.


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    To fix an Invalid Sibling Link.
    1. Boot into Single User mode.
    2. Run fsck -yf
    3. Note the filesystem. (For example /dev/disk0s9 )
    4. You can also get the info from Disk Utility, under disk identifier, by selecting your named HDD and select info from the toolbar.
    5. If repair fails and mentions Invalid Sibling Link...
    6. Type fsck_hfs -r /dev/disk0s9 (replacing disk0s9 with your info)
    7. Type reboot
    When all else fails, try everything!
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    They are pretty good, they will look at it and do as much as they can to fix it. If it needs to have repairs, thats when they will start talking about money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulwar View Post
    Boot into Single-user mode. (cmd and S while starting)
    1. Type df and look for the drive that has your Mac system mounted---you'll have to unmount this. It should look like this; /dev/disk0s2.
    2. Type umount /dev/disk0s2, replacing disk0s2 with whatever disk your OS lives on.
    3. Type fsck_hfs -r /dev/disk0s2.
    4. If you umounted the wrong thing, it will complain that you can't repair a mounted drive. Go back and umount the right thing and repeat this step.
    5. You might want to run another fsck_hfs on your disk (use the -f option because your drive is probably journaled)
    6. Type reboot when it's finished
    before i proceed with that ....just to let u know..

    heres what i did earlier for fsck:

    i typed in /sbin/fsck -f and hit enter.
    it said:

    "Disk1s2: (gives a bunch of #s) (UNDEFINED)
    invalid node structure
    (4,35144)
    rebuilding catalog b-tree
    the ovlume macintosh HD could not be repaired"

    will unmounting it mess with what i have saved on there??? i dont want to lose my files..

    also can u pls clarify what u mean by "You might want to run another fsck_hfs on your disk (use the -f option because your drive is probably journaled)" did you mean use this? "/sbin/fsck -f "

    ?

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    I Can't get my computer to boot in Target Disk Mode!!! HELP!
    ok so i bought a firewire cable today from the apple store

    i followed the directions step by step on the apple website

    -i connected the firewire cable, both computers were off.

    -i turned the host computer on (target computer remianed off)

    - held the T button right as the computer started

    - then i got a grey screen with a big firewire logo floating around from left to right






    what am i doing wrong!?

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    Your not doing anything wrong.

    You turn on the computer that is the host normally, and on the other machine, hold down 'T' and the drive will show on your host desktop as an external drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interstellar View Post
    Your not doing anything wrong.

    You turn on the computer that is the host normally, and on the other machine, hold down 'T' and the drive will show on your host desktop as an external drive.

    oh ok duh!!

    now it works!!! i can see my target drive on my host desktop....
    omg and when i clikc on my targe drive i see all my old folders!!! yay!! that means my old files arent lost forever!

    the only problem is when i try to access the folders i get the colored pinwheel

    and its very slow..... nothin will load and then my host computer freezes and i have to forcequit

    what gives?

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    Is MacBook Strong Enough to use as Target Disk Drive for MBPRO??
    so im trying to save the files on my soon to be corrupt macbook pro (wont load properly)

    luckily i think that the files are still intact

    im using a macbook as the host computer to my macbook pro target...

    after performing target disk mode on the target computer and connecting the two computers via firewire...

    i can see my target drive on my host desktop....
    omg and when i clicc on my targe drive i see all my old folders!!! yay!! that means my old files arent lost forever!

    the only problem is when i try to access the folders i get the colored pinwheel

    and its very slow..... nothin will load and then my host computer freezes and i have to forcequit...i didnt even get to begin transferring the files before the host computer would freeze....as this would happen the fans on the target computer would be whirring up and the floating firewire logo screensaver on the target computer would also stop floating from left to right..


    what gives?

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    The steps I posted has fixed the invalid node structure before. I've seen 2 other people use those commands and has fixed it both times. It won't mess up any of your files.

    After it's done type in fsck_hfs -f
    Somerimes it takes using the command a few times to fix everything.
    When all else fails, try everything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulwar View Post
    The steps I posted has fixed the invalid node structure before. I've seen 2 other people use those commands and has fixed it both times. It won't mess up any of your files.

    After it's done type in fsck_hfs -f
    Somerimes it takes using the command a few times to fix everything.

    hi thanks! ok well here it goes...

    when i type in "DF"

    this is what it says


    filesystem 512 blocks
    root_Device blah blah blah
    devfs 187 187 0 100% /dev
    fdesc 2 2 0 100% /dev

    i dont see anything that says
    "/dev/disk0s2" ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacNewbie View Post
    hi thanks! ok well here it goes...

    when i type in "DF"

    this is what it says


    filesystem 512 blocks
    root_Device blah blah blah
    devfs 187 187 0 100% /dev
    fdesc 2 2 0 100% /dev

    i dont see anything that says
    "/dev/disk0s2" ??

    When I type in df this is what I get. See where it says /dev/disk0s9 under filesystem? That's what you're looking for. Yours may have a different number than mine. Whatever comes after /dev/ is what you need to type in.

    For example....(with what I get for my system)

    df
    unmount /dev/disk0s9
    fsck_hfs -r /dev/disk0s9

    fsck_hfs -f

    reboot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulwar View Post

    When I type in df this is what I get. See where it says /dev/disk0s9 under filesystem? That's what you're looking for. Yours may have a different number than mine. Whatever comes after /dev/ is what you need to type in.

    For example....(with what I get for my system)

    df
    unmount /dev/disk0s9
    fsck_hfs -r /dev/disk0s9

    fsck_hfs -f

    reboot

    Hi thanks so much for ur thorough reply...

    problem is mine doesnt look like yours??

    directly under your "filesystem" it says
    "/dev/disk0s9"

    but directly under mine it says

    "root_Device"
    and directly under that it says

    "devfs"

    i also noticed that underneath "mounted on"
    yours says "/"

    but mine says:
    "/dev"


    i am on mac osx are u as well???


    so confusing

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