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John BerardiMain Hard Disk Errors - what to do ?
by on Jun 24, 2008 at 12:52:36 am

I have a Mac G5 - with 10.4 OS

I recently Verified disk in the utility program - it came up with a lot of errors in red
Including:
Volume Bit map needs minor repair
Invalid volume free block count

The underlying task reported failure on exit

It says the disk need repair. It however wont give me the option to repair it itself.
I took it to a mac reseller ( melrose mac ) - they said there is no use re formating the drive and re installing. He said I need to buy a new hard drive.

Just wanted a second opinion since I can see them saying that so they get more business
Do I have another option ???

- thanks, john


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Zane BarkerRe: Main Hard Disk Errors - what to do ?
by on Jun 24, 2008 at 4:10:16 am

[John Berardi] "It says the disk need repair. It however wont give me the option to repair it itself. "

Thats because it cant run those repairs on the hard drive that it is booted from. Boot from your install disk and run the repair from the disk utility on there.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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John BerardiRe: Main Hard Disk Errors - what to do ?
by on Jun 27, 2008 at 11:06:27 pm

will that erase anything ?? by repairing from the boot disk



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