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    Default Reparing my Raptor

    I was erasing a partition on my FW drive with my Tiger DVD that I had booted from. Right at the end of the erasing the computer froze. I restarted and later realized that my Raptor's boot partition shows up in DU but not on desktop. My Raptor is the 74 GB and it is boot only with my System/Applications on the first 50 GB partition the remainder is empty.

    Disk First Aid says....
    Repairing disk for –Raptor”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Invalid extent entry
    Volume check failed.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit (-9972)

    Repair attempted on 1 volume
    0 HFS volumes repaired
    1 volume could not be repaired
    I been so frustrated..... - Randy

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    Format and reinstall?

    but thats just me.. no piece of kit would DARE give me a problem because they all know I don't fool around. I go right for the BIG GUNS
    Damien,

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    Default Sorry Randy :(

    Hardware sometimes can just be fickle, thats the truth of it.

    I agree with Damien.... NUKE it, write 0's even write 8 Pass 0's if you think its a problem drive. That will take overnight, but will beat the drive up and show a weakness if one exists.
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    Cool I should.. Thanks

    Yep thats what I should do. Fast easy. ....... I'll loose some emails and new bookmarks etc. (my backup system consists is a multi drive setup that depends 100 percent on the idiot Randy remembering to copy data ) It has been a week or two but that won't hurt much. Could Omnidisk sweep or another application help me find those files - Eudora email primarily? I know where my bookmarks, email and other settings are? Probably time to junk those 2002 emails any way. Probably better to for the drive to just wipe it out as you mention. - Randy

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    Question DVD or Disk Utility to zero all

    Would it make any difference or is one method preferred over another...

    Boot and erase from a Tiger DVD 10.4.3 or...
    Boot to another drive on a separate bus with a fresh install of 10.4.5

    Randy

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    Default Disk Utility

    Randy, I doubt very much whether it matters. If me I would use 10.4.5 (another physical hard drive) to format it. But the CD/DVD would be fine too. 10.4.5 may have some unknown bug tweaks / fixes which your 10.4.x DVD doesnt have.

    Just my 2c
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    I guess I was wondering if the slower optical drive could make a difference? It should not --- You guys know how those things flow. I am clueless there. - Randy

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    Thumbs up

    Raptor fixed - zero all, clean install. Next - Randy

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