4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 24, 2009 10:21 AM by raynan
raynan Level 1 (0 points)
I have a Mac Mini 1.6GHz, Intel Core Duo. Currently running OSX 10.4.11. Hard drive was defragged and when I checked Disc Utility function, it found one invalid node and volume failure. Utility could not repair. I used my Tech Tool Pro and this did not work either. After booting from external drive and running TechTool Pro Volume diagnosis on the Mac drive, Mac drive crashed. No repair. I wanted to upgrade my OS from 10.4 to 10.5, but it is not working. I assume there is a relationship. Other than this, no problems with computer. What can I do?

MacMini Intel, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1.66GHz Duo Core Intel
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 (16,030 points)
    It sounds like a bad hard drive, especially considering that it will boot and run from an external drive.
  • MWkb2ehj Level 1 (40 points)
    I just worked on a mac mini that had the exact same problem.

    I was able to fix it using Disk Warrior......took 5 days of continuous scanning I was able to get most of the data back for the user.

    It's an expensive piece of software, but it did it's job.
  • raynan Level 1 (0 points)
    I ended up using Disc Utilities of my external drive and erased the internal hard drive. Note: the CD/DVD slot was still functional for the tech Tool DVD to boot off. I then reloaded the OS and everything is working fine. My hard drive must have become corrupted.
  • raynan Level 1 (0 points)
    I ended up erasing the hard drive and reinstalling OS. Everything works.