3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2014 4:52 PM by Niel
Jasongervasio1991 Level 1 (0 points)

I am attempting to reinstall Mac OS X on a macbook with a damaged disk. When in the disk utility the option to erase the disk is unavailable. Am I supposed to have rebooted the system while holding Command + R? I have tried to boot while holding Command + R SEVERAL times, to no avail. Are certain models of macbook unable to perform this startup function??? When verifying disk, the following appears in the log:


Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”


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 560608 instead of 560636)

Invalid volume directory count

(It should be 152605 instead of 152577)

The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.


Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.

Mac OS X (10.5.8)