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  1. #1

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    Sep 17, 2006
    Verify Disk found errors..Wont let me fix!!
    I ran Verify Disk under Disk Utilities and it found the following error:

    Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    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.
    Checking volume information.
    Volume Header needs minor repair
    Macintosh HD
    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair

    When I click to repair it, the First Aid Dialoge box pops up, but then there is a failure. "The underlying task reported failure on exit."

    What exactly is my problem and why wont it let me fix it?


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Feb 18, 2007
    you can't repair a disk that you're currently booted from. You need to boot up from OS X Install Disk 1, and from there you can get to Disk Utility to repair the disk.

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    Jan 01, 2007
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    I would give Onyx a try...its free. Otherwise go out and buy Disk Warrior 4.

    What is the problem....too technical for me but I'm sureone will be along soon that can tell you.
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    Jun 06, 2006
    MacBook 2.0GHz White, 512MB RAM, 60GB HDD
    As visualpurple said, you can fix this from the install disk. Put it in, reboot and hold down C when the chime sounds. This will start the installer - don't worry, it's perfectly safe. Go to the Utilities menu and select Disk Utility and you will be able to properly fix the drive.

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