Start Up Problem

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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 :Confused:
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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No that link just reinstalls OS where needed over the top of what is there. Your User files remain.
 

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