5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 29, 2007 6:10 AM by a brody
FCPNovice Level 1 Level 1
Hi,

I am totally frustrated.

Was working on capturing video using Final Cut Pro and the application froze. After repeated attempts, I kept getting the message to restart the G5.

I tried reinstalling Final Cut Pro - and installation failed. I ran disk utility first aid and found an error on the Mac HD (Startup Disk). So I restarted machine from the DVD (pressing the C button when restarting) and ran disk repair from the DVD OSX Utility. Still got the error that "First Aid Failed" Disk utility stopped repairing Macintosh HD because the following error was encountered. The underlying task reported failure on exit. HFS volume checked 1 volume could not be repaired because of an error. Repair attempted on volume 1, 1 volume could not be repaired.

Then I tried reinstalling OSX onto a second internal SATA HD. Installation failed. Try installing again.

So now what do I do?

I am running Mac OSX 10.4.9

Please help...urgent.

Thanks

MQ

Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.9), 3.6GB RAM, 160 GB Mac HD, 400GB second drive and 1.5TB external HD
Reply by A A P L on Jun 9, 2007 7:39 AM Helpful
You may have just disk corruption due to the power-outages.
If the UPS failed, it may have also damaged your Mac.
I strongly suggest getting Alsoft DiskWarrior.
It can repair things Disk Utility can't.

Sctt

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  • Al Van Malsen Level 6 Level 6
    Sounds like a hardware issue if you cannot install onto two different drives. Time to take it in for repairs.
  • FCPNovice Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks for the answer...that's what I was thinking.

    The following are various issues I am considering maybe the cause:

    1. Memory - I installed 2GB a few weeks ago - third party.
    2. External HDs - I installed an external Maxtor 1.5TB drive 3 days ago.
    3. I live in Africa - and power frequently gets disrupted - even though the machine is on a "solatek" (power stabilizer and high end protector against spikes) - 2 days ago my UPS was down and for repairs - and we had three power outtages.

    Lastly, as I mentioned I live in Africa - Mombasa - Apple tech support is almost non-existent here...so I am hoping I can resolve this without having to ship it abroad.

    Please help and thank you...

    MQ
  • A A P L Level 7 Level 7
    You may have just disk corruption due to the power-outages.
    If the UPS failed, it may have also damaged your Mac.
    I strongly suggest getting Alsoft DiskWarrior.
    It can repair things Disk Utility can't.

    Sctt
  • FCPNovice Level 1 Level 1
    Finally solved the problem - had to give the machine to an Apple Service Center. They used a networked hard drive to log into the machine. They restored the crashed HD (not sure if they used Diskwarrior) and then reinstalled it onto the machine. Problem was a faulty RAM chip.

    Thanks all.
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS
    Strongly recommend after this experience to maintain a frequent backup and several backups of your data as my FAQ* explains:

    http://www.macmaps.com/backup.html

    * Links to my pages may give me compensation.