Freeze, Freezing, Frostbite & Disk Problems
Posted on 2000-03-30
I believe I have a severe problem that may require me to erase and reinitialize my hard drive - any help to the contrary would be greatly appreciated. Recently, my Mac has been freezing frequently. I have run Norton Utilities and received this "diagnosis":A problem was found in the disk's directory. NDD cannot repair. A part of the disk's extents tree node #6 was found to contain some invalid information (invalid extent description). I then tried to reboot using my CD as the start-up disk but it continually froze during start-up. After repeated attempts to reboot the system kept freezing during startup. I turned it off for the day and restarted it successfully in the morning. I ran disk first aid and got the following info: Problem: Invalid PEOF, 19894, 1165
Rechecking catalog file
Test done. Problems were found, but Disk First Aid cannot repair them. The only thing I can think to do is erase and reinitialize. It works fine sometimes but freezes left and right at other times - I've had a few system errors with a couple of applications and have reinstalled my system software etc. but the problems persists as I have stated. I have a Performa 6115CD PowerPC with System 7.5.5. Any help would be greatly appreciated.