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Can't repair?

by texvor / March 30, 2009 12:43 PM PDT

I'M ON OS 10.4 I'd had problems with blank disks being rejected and wonky uploads on i-photo - so turned to disc utility - on verify it came up with details oF problems like partitions bein and 1HFS being wrong, invalid free volume block - note in disc utlility window says " the underlying task reports failure on exit". The repair button is dimmed so I cannot fix? Any ideas?

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Repair Disk
by jedirock / March 30, 2009 4:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Can't repair?

The Repair Disk button is greyed out because you can't repair the disk that the Mac is started up from, not safely. If you boot from your OS X installation disc, it'll have an option to start Disk Utility. You can use that to repair the volume.

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can't repair
by texvor / March 31, 2009 7:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Can't repair?

Thanks - unfortunately I have torn house apart and can't locate discs - does that mean Im going to have to get a new system or face more and more problems?

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Unfortunately, Yes.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 31, 2009 10:28 PM PDT
In reply to: can't repair

To even have a chance of repairing that internal disk you will have to boot your computer, I note you have not told us what sort of Mac it is, from an external source. CD/DVD/External hard drive.

The disks that came with your computer or a retail copy of OS X, preferably 10.4 or above, will allow you to run Disk Utility.
The other alternatives are to purchase a utility program like Tech Tool Pro, DIsk Warrior, Drive Genius or some other of your choice. These programs usually come on a bootable CD/DVD.

The other alternative is to find someone who has a Mac and borrow their copy of the OS X installation disk


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repair possible
by bhasashes / April 18, 2009 10:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Can't repair?

I m a mac user for past 5 yrs. i presently own a macbook pro.
I had the same problem as u hav now.
do u whn since whn u r facing this problem?
is ur system workin slow than b4?
is any of ur applicationz quit unexpected n often?
can u tell me the specs of ur system?
so far my suggestions for ur problem is
try to find a osX installation disk from ur friend r any 1 n run disk utility from the dvd.
if u can find a mac 10.5 dvd it ll help u a lot bcoz u can even repartition ur drive without losing ur data.

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I believe that
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 18, 2009 11:07 PM PDT
In reply to: repair possible

your solution has already been offered.

FYI, 10.5 Disk Utility does not allow for non-destructive partitioning.


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by bhasashes / April 18, 2009 11:15 PM PDT
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i hope u can do a non destructive partitioning using mac 10.5.
that is 1 of the added feature of leopard. I do know this bcoz
i myself had done many non destructive partitioning.
i am surprised to know that u cant do it.

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hi chk
by bhasashes / April 18, 2009 11:53 PM PDT
In reply to: surpised

On April 5, 2006, Apple first released Boot Camp, which produces a Windows drivers disk and a non-destructive partitioning tool to allow the installation of Windows XP or Vista without requiring a reinstallation of Mac OS X. A firmware update was also released that added legacy BIOS support to its EFI implementation. Subsequent Macintosh models shipped with the newer firmware. Now all current Macintosh systems are also able to boot legacy BIOS Operating Systems such as Windows XP and Vista

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Disk Utility
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 19, 2009 4:57 AM PDT
In reply to: I believe that

has the caveat of only "May be able to partition without loss of data"

There are a number of criteria to meet before the process will work, or not.

Regardless of whether it does or it doesn't, it does not solve the OP's problem.

Nothing more to add to this thread.


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