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Message hard disk needs repair

by blschue / May 30, 2010 7:13 AM PDT

My computer has been slow lately. I ran Disk Utility to verify and got the message: "Volume Header needs minor repair. The volume "My Mac" needs to be repaired. Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed"
This problem started yesterday when I ran Onyx and Onyx asked me where Firefox.bin was. I then ran Disk Utility and at that time there was a problem with one file missing so I restarted with the install dvd and repaired the volume.
Now when I use Disk Utility from the install dvd or TechTool, I get the message that the volume is okay but when I use Disk Utility when the startup volume is the hard drive or OnyXthe the verify fails.
I have run Disk Utility when the user was "Test" and get the same message that the Volume Header needs minor repair. I have zapped the PRAM.
At this point, I don't know what do next.Please help. Thanks

OS 10.5.8
Processor 2.33.GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

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I would tend to believe,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 30, 2010 10:32 AM PDT

Tech Tool and Disk Utility when booted from another drive


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Message hard disk needs repair
by blschue / May 30, 2010 6:29 PM PDT

The problem is fixed. My computer came with 10.4 and I had upgraded to 10.5.8. I used the 10.4 install dvd and that is what caused the problem. When I used the 10.5 install dvd, the problem was repaired and I didn't get any error messages after that.

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(NT) Good Job!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 30, 2010 11:04 PM PDT
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