10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 11, 2015 4:42 AM by walture
tm1594 Level 1 (0 points)

My MacBook OS X version 10.5.8 has ran quite slowly occasionally but I think that's due to the fact I've had it for almost 5 years. But then yesterday it kept on freezing every few seconds so that it was impossible to do anything. I then left it overnight and in the morning cleared the safari cache and kept rebooting it which eventually stopped it freezing so often. But now certain applications such as iTunes keep quitting before they even open properly and applications that do work still freeze every so often. So then I ran disk utility and verified the disk which came up with this:

 

"Performing live verification.

Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.

Checking Extents Overflow file.

Checking Catalog file.

Checking multi-linked files.

Checking Catalog hierarchy.

Checking Extended Attributes file.

Checking volume bitmap.

Checking volume information.

Invalid volume file count

 

(It should be 759557 instead of 759584)

Invalid volume directory count

 

(It should be 157930 instead of 157903)

 

The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

%)

Checking multi-linked files.

Checking Catalog hierarchy.

Checking Extended Attributes file.

Checking volume bitmap.

Checking volume information.

Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed."

 

However the 'repair disk' button is dimmed so I can't click on it. Then when I typed in my problem on the help bar it said I need to use the installation disk to be able to repair this but I don't know where this disc is, so was wondering if there are any ways of fixing this without needing a disc?


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,760 points)

    was wondering if there are any ways of fixing this without needing a disc?

    No.

     

    You cannot do this from the same start-up disk. Reboot from your install disk (holding down the C key). Once it opens, select your language, and then go to Disk Utility from the Utilities menu. Select your hard disk as before and click Repair:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1782?viewlocale=en_US

     

    Once that is complete reboot again from your usual start-up disk.

     

    Call Apple Customer Support 1-800-767-2775, provide the Serial Number and specifications of the Mac, and for a reasonable fee, they will supply a replacement set of system discs (if available).

     

    The discs will be for the original version of the OS that was pre-installed when the Mac was manufactured.

  • tm1594 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay I'll try this out, will repairing the disk delete any of my files? In which case should I back everything up?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,760 points)

    will repairing the disk delete any of my files?

    Absolutely not!

  • tm1594 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried restarting my laptop and then pressing down the 'C' key but nothing happened :S

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,760 points)

    Hold down the C key as you restart.

  • tm1594 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried it again but still nothing happened, the only thing different I guess was that when the light blue screen came up it stayed there for a while longer than usual until it went onto the log-in options

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,760 points)

    You let go of the C key too early!

  • tm1594 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry for such a late response, I've been away.

    I realised that the reason this wasn't working was because my disk drive is damaged and so whenever I try to put my install dvd in, it just ejects it soon after.

    Do you know if there is any other way to fix my problem without using the install disk?

  • SimMac23 Level 1 (5 points)

    Here is all you need to know: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1417

  • walture Level 1 (0 points)

    All you need to do is go into single user mode by restarting the system and press and hold "command + s"

    and you will reach bash terminal

    enter the command "fsck -fy" and press enter it repairs ,

    afterwards run the command again it will show the message OK.

    And enter "reboot",

    confirm the repair by going into disk utility and verify it again.

    Enjoy