4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2010 10:27 AM by Rick Lang
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so here's what's happened:

-Boot iMac
-Grey background and apple logo comes up
-Loading bar appears at bottom part of screen. Loads about 10% and then it disappears.
-Another loading bar appears at the same spot. Same thing happens.
-Wheely thing starts turning.
-Stuck there.

I've tried:

1) Disk Utility: it couldn't verify my Mac HD.

2) /sbin/fsck -fy: the following text appears:
** /dev/rdisk0s2
** Root file system
Executing fsck_hfs (version diskdev_cmds-491~1)
** Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume
** Checking extents overflow file
** Checking catalog file.
Invalid key length
(4, 39104)
** The volume Macintosh HD could not be verified completely.
/dev/rdisk0s2 (hfs) EXITED WITH SIGNAL 8

3) I've tried switching my RAM around as well.. I upgraded from 2 to 4gb. Same problems with old and new RAM.

So there's something wrong with my HD...What can be done to fix it?

Please help


iMac (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.2)