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    Mac HD needs to be repaired
    Hi lately my mac has been taking about 2-3 minutes to boot up and sometimes when I turn my mac on it will just stay at the white screen with the apple logo and loading circle underneath it forever and I have to to turn my mac off then back on for it to be able to boot. I have also been getting a lot of spinning beach balls of death. I have the early 2011 15" Macbook Pro with Mac OS X Lion
    10.7.1
    I have had to use the disk utility on my OS X install DVD several times to repair the hd since I got this mac due to it not booting. Today I verified my hd again and got this.

    Disk Utility started.

    2011-08-29 04:18:17 -0500: Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    2011-08-29 04:18:17 -0500: Starting verification tool:
    2011-08-29 04:20:10 -0500: Checking file system2011-08-29 04:20:10 -0500: Performing live verification.
    2011-08-29 04:20:10 -0500: Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
    2011-08-29 04:20:10 -0500: Checking extents overflow file.
    2011-08-29 04:20:10 -0500: Checking catalog file.
    2011-08-29 04:20:10 -0500: Checking multi-linked files.
    2011-08-29 04:20:10 -0500: Checking catalog hierarchy.
    2011-08-29 04:20:11 -0500: Checking extended attributes file.
    2011-08-29 04:20:11 -0500: Checking volume bitmap.
    2011-08-29 04:20:11 -0500: Checking volume information.
    2011-08-29 04:20:11 -0500: Invalid volume file count
    2011-08-29 04:20:11 -0500: (It should be 854429 instead of 855324)
    2011-08-29 04:20:11 -0500: Invalid volume directory count
    2011-08-29 04:20:11 -0500: (It should be 210680 instead of 210972)
    2011-08-29 04:20:11 -0500: Invalid volume free block count
    2011-08-29 04:20:11 -0500: (It should be 57193413 instead of 57575818)
    2011-08-29 04:20:11 -0500: The volume Macintosh HD was found corrupt and needs to be repaired.
    2011-08-29 04:20:11 -0500: Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then use Disk Utility to repair this disk.2011-08-29 04:20:11 -0500:
    2011-08-29 04:20:11 -0500: Disk Utility stopped verifying “Macintosh HD”: This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then use Disk Utility to repair this disk.
    2011-08-29 04:20:11 -0500:

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    Don't see any question posed there. But, I'd highly recommend you replace that drive.

    Unless you're shutting the machine down repeatedly by holding the power button, there's no reason you should be needing to repair a drive on an ongoing basis. Since you're in the warranty period, I'd call or take it in to Apple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Don't see any question posed there. But, I'd highly recommend you replace that drive.

    Unless you're shutting the machine down repeatedly by holding the power button, there's no reason you should be needing to repair a drive on an ongoing basis. Since you're in the warranty period, I'd call or take it in to Apple.
    I was just wondering if you can tell what wrong with my hd by the log I posted, and would repairing it even help at this point?

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    Personally, I'd repair it (as suggested) immediately... then make a backup, then order a new drive... in that order. I'd be using it as an excuse to upgrade to a larger, faster drive. Depending on the drive in the machine and it still being in warranty, even if I replaced it, I'd take it to Apple to get a free replacement, if for nothing else, but to have another backup drive.

    You're risking losing data if you continue using it without repairing/replacing/backing up the drive.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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