6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 11, 2013 10:15 PM by BDAqua
Joseph Byrnes Level 1 (5 points)

Running Onyx, it tells be my disk needs repair


disk utility/disk repair (run from separate boot drive) gives me this result:


invalid volume file count

it should be 689947 instead of 689948


Disk Utility successfully repaired the disk.


I've read other posts similar to this, none of which answers my questions:


1. What is causing this?  It's the second time this month this has occurred, never before in six years.


2. What steps do I take to prevent recurrence?





  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Hi Joe, Some causes are...


    Untowardly shutdowns of the Mac.


    Some App or Process dying in mid stream.


    Flaky RAM.

  • Joseph Byrnes Level 1 (5 points)

    Hey BD,


    Any way tp figure out which it is?


    I tested the RAM (TechTool Pro) multiple times (in case the problem was intermittent) and it seems fine.


    I haven't had any weird freezes or shutdowns. Occasional restarts, but nothing unusual.


    Don't know if that narrows it down to some App or process, but how do I determine what's what?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    RAM can be really tough to test, takes days, then you can only trust it if it finds a problem, not if it doesn't.


    How old is this drive?


    You may or may not find some clues in Console>All logs, maybe search for...





  • Joseph Byrnes Level 1 (5 points)

    Console shows no exited or abnormal exits after 2012


    I can't help but think this has something to do with my recent problems with the router that we worked on, though what it could be, I don't know. No new software running in support of it.


    Or could it possibly be sugarsync, which warns me that 105.8 is no longer supported and I might get errors, etc.  Although nothing happened until recently and I've used sugarsync for a year.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Sugarsync has never worked right for me here, I think it very well may be the problem.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    To clarify, it works OK in 10.8.5 & up, but was problematic in 10.5.8 & lower, never tried it in 10.6.x