Doing an Archive and Install on the disk would have no effect on the way that it is formatted.
Probably the only way to get this back to Journaled, if it ever was in the first place, would be to format the disk and then reinstall the OS.
Without a superb backup, Time Machine or CCC, this is a project that you should not attempt. ALL your data will be destroyed during the re-formatting
My computer was acting slow so I ran Tech Tool. It came up with various Volume errors but they were all fixed. I noticed that this computer was formatted as Mac OS Extended but NOT Journaled like the other two in our office. I was unable to add Journaling with either Disk Utility or Tech Tool. Both cases said that "Journaling failed" or "unable to add journaling". I believe I used to have journaling because I often use Onyx for repairing disk permissions and various other processes and this was the first time that I encountered the error "Not possible to verify the start-up volume because it is not journaled". I ran the Apple Hardware Check and the Hard drive is fine. So, after trying the previous mentioned utilities again to try and "journal", I decided to perform an Archive & Install. I am in the process of updating the OSX software, but I noticed the HD still says Format: Mac OS Extended...Hmmmm. Can anyone shed any light on this problem?
PowerMac 2x2.66Dual-Core Intel Xeon
232 GB hard drive with
External LaCie HD connected