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HD Errors with late 2009 MBP

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Feb 14, 2013 1:34 PM

First off, this is my first post and I'm a novice at doing intermediate self-repairs, so on to my issue.

 

I have late 2009 MBP runnning OS X 10.5.8. Drive Genius continues to tell me that I have hard drive instability. When I run either Disk Utility or Applejack, I get an error that "volume is XXXXXXX and should be XXXXXXX" (the numbers are the same just off by two to four sectors), and I get this every couple of days.

 

I can repair the problem by using the DVD Install and repairng the drive witih Disk Utility or have Applejack do the same thing (through the single-user mode), however in a day or two the error is back.

 

Would I be able to alleviate this problem if I reformatted the HD? I have the drive backed up with Time Machine, and I could update to Snow Leopard via a bootable USB.

 

Or does the drive need to be replaced? At no point do I receive a "hard drive is failing" warning.

 

Thank you in advance for any assistance.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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