Onyx said the volume needs to be repaired

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  1. scatterbrainer

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    Help! :(

    I ran my usual weekly Onyx diagnostics and then, after an unusual longer period of checking, Onyx says:

    "The volume needs to be repaired. Insert the Mac OS X Disc then go to Utilities > Disk Utility..."

    What would happen if I do this?

    Could anyone tell me the process of repairing the hard disk?

    Thanks.
     
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    fcdiesta PhilMUG Addict Member
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    My advice is to do exactly what Onyx said. But I don't think you can do a Repair Disk immediately on the main drive so you have to reboot with the OS X disc then select Utilities > Disk Utility, select your disk and Repair Disk. Hopefully this fixes your problem (might just be a bad sector) but I just hope you have a recent valid back-up of all your data.

    Good luck!
     
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    It says I have to start up from the Mac OS X Disc. Do I have to insert the disc then reboot the system?
     
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    I think I got it done. Yay. No more silly startup question marks.
     
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    what did you do care to share..
     
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    Um, I inserted the Mac OS X Disc 1, then rebooted the system. I held on the "C" button until a startup page showed. Then I went to Utilities>Disk Utility then Repair Disk.

    Then I verified the Disk. And my mac was well again. I hope.
     
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    Good for you! My guess is that it was just a bad sector, but in any case, you should really still keep a back-up of your data. Just in case the problem pops up again...
     

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