File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Mac OS and the fly likes Disk error Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Groovy Fundamentals video training course this week in the Groovy forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » Mac OS
Bookmark "Disk error" Watch "Disk error" New topic

Disk error

Maneesh Godbole
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Jul 26, 2007
Posts: 10723

I was running my regular maintenance stuff. While running Verify Disk I got a prompt saying I need to repair my disk.
Stupid questions
1) Is this normal
2) Do I need to worry a lot about my disk crashing in the near future.

I am aware of the Time Machine thread and I am one of the morons who does not use Time machine. I do selectively backup my data manually though.

[How to ask questions] [Donate a pint, save a life!] [Onff-turn it on!]
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42956
I wouldn't call it "normal", but it's generally not something to worry about. Sometimes apps crash in a way that leaves some of the disk information in an inconsistent state. This warning is about that, not about the disk hardware going bad. Most of the time, choosing the Repair Disk will actually succeed in doing so.
Maneesh Godbole
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Jul 26, 2007
Posts: 10723

Thanks Ulf.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Disk error