Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to Goldenbill)
"Try Disk Utility
1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.
3. Click the First Aid tab.
4. Select your Mac OS X volume.
5. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."
Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.
(Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2012 1:20 PM (in response to BDAqua)
This did help me to better use my Install Disks but it didn't solve the problem. The Disk Utility on the IDisk wasn't able to fix the problem either. Looks like that problem may be what's messing up my conection to the WiFi but it doesn't seem to bother the rest of the operation of my eMac. All files and web connections are working just fine. Strange! I'm running the DU again on the HD to be sure I know where the error occured, Perhaps that will help.
This is the DU readout.
Verifying volume “HD X10.4.11”
Checking HFS Plus volume.
Checking Extents Overflow file.
Checking Catalog file.
Invalid extent entry
Checking multi-linked files.
Checking multi-linked files.
Checking Extended Attributes file.
Checking volume bitmap.
Checking volume information.
The volume The volume 0.4.11 needs to be repaired.
Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit
1 HFS volume checked
Volume needs repair
Message was edited by: Goldenbill ....Oops! Forgot to run Safe Mode. Pshaw! Back to the salt mine.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2012 1:34 PM (in response to Goldenbill)
Tough to tell what it could mess up, but you must repair the Disk before anything else.
You must repair the HD, if Disk Utility or fsck should fail to repair it, your best bet is DiskWarrior from Alsoft, you'll need the CD to boot from if you don't have another boot drive...
Your best bet is DiskWarrior, you need the CD/DVD though.
But others that may work…
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Did the Safe Boot, rebooted to regular HD and outcome the same so will go to Disk Warrior. You said I'd have to have the CD to download/use DW. Which CD do you mean, the Install or a DW disk? I have the eMac backedup on an exterior HD if that's what you mean by "another boot drive". I do have the Install CD.
Gotta take a break, back in couple of hrs. ...............goldieiMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2T 3.33GHz Intel2 4G-Ram
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2012 5:36 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I downloaded Disk Warrior to my eMac 10.4.11 Backup disk and it wouldn't let me correct the Computer copy because it said that was the startup disk even thoough I started up on the BU and was trying to correct the eMac Computer HD.
I did correct the iMacIntel on the BU disk but it doesn't show on my Startup Disk Selector. The Startup Disk Selector shows several selection options for OS 9.2 on the Intel Mac. I never use OS 9 and don't want to get involved with it.
Right now I'm Repairing Permissions and Checking Files on the 10.4.11 and will do the Hardware check as soon as that's finished. I have a lot of research to do still so I can't give you a "Solved" check yet but will as soon as I know I have it nailed.
Thanks for the help and I'll be back when I get a better grip on this Disk Warrior.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2012 6:50 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Yahoo! Jumboya! Hot-Diggidy-Dogs! and HOORAY!!!! WE did it!
After numerous false starts and hours of frustrtion, I finally got it right. Some of the mistakes I made were: Trying to use Disk Warrior from the Startup Disk; trying to use DW when I had it downloaded to several other disks; forgetting to download it and trying to use it directly from the dmg. Scheesh! how dense can somebody get? BUT, in the final analysis, as my HB used to say, "...when things don't work 'READ THE INSTRUCTIONS"''' (150 times if necessary) .
Not only did I (and Disk Warrior) fix the disk problem, I found some other leads as to why I can't get this Mac to print as it used to. (I was reading a lot of "instructions") Maybe I'll find the right instructions to read about that printer.
La, la, la, la, la! on my way to bigger and better problems.