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Unable to Repair Disk using Mac OS X Disk Utility

Unable to Repair Disk using Mac OS X Disk Utility

My wife has been complaining about her MacBook Air's performance. It seems to work fine, but when I ran Disk Utility and did a "Verify Disk", it reported filesystem errors. The "Repair Disk" button was disabled, because this is the startup drive.

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Guest [Entry]

If you ever run into this problem again I highly recommend DiskWarrior - it's worth the price tag over and over. It's saved several systems for me from directory corruption.
Guest [Entry]

"I second the Disk Warrior answer... But it maybe simply that your hard drive is dying... Boot from the Installer disk -> Continue -> Tools -> Disk Utility. Highlight the hard drive (not the partition), and see if at the bottom of the disk utility window, does it say SMART FAILURE? Or is the disk highlighted in red?

If so, then the disk is dying, replace the hard drive, and hope your backups are recent... (You do have backups/)..."
Guest [Entry]

"You never check the disk you are booted from. Boot from another disk and then verify/repair.

It is like doing open heart surgery while you're ...jogging."