Invalid PEOF problem
Posted on 2003-03-02
A Mac is crashing frequently. Disk First Aid reports an invalid PEOF on a system file (a preferences file that I can afford to lose and/or restore from tape), but all of the postings I can find seem to indicate that this is a much more serious problem that cannot be ignored or repaired.
My first thought was to just rename the existing file to a bogus name, and then restore a valid copy of the file and go on my merry way.
Why is this a bad plan (if it is), or better yet, are there any solutions that do not involve reformatting the hard drive?