No, ample info is better than too little.
Originally Posted by davidigor
You have a serious disk problem with Keys Out Of Order (and it is the third such issue posted in Mac forums this past week). The hard disk may be repairable with Disk Warrior, but at about US$100 it's an expensive exercise.
This is almost exactly the same message I received, although the cause of the disk damage was different. In my case it was an overload of Copy-Paste and keyboard commands.
I found a 10.4 install disk and tried disk repair utilities. I tried verifying and ... When I chose repair, I got the message: "Error: the underlying task reported failure on exit." I clicked repair again, and got this message: "repairing disk failed with error. Could not unmount disk.
Archive & Install? That way you retain all your files other than the System.
So I decided to reinstall.
A partial failure. In my case I'm going to use this exercise in sorting out the KOOO problem by upgrading to a 250 Gb disk in my eMac, rather than buy Disk Warrior. I can transfer all the other files to the new hard disk in the process.
Is this a hard-drive failure? I don't mind replacing the hard drive, if that's what it is.
G4 eMac 1.25 GHz, OS 10.4.11
G3 iMac 600, OS 10.3.9
G3 b/w 350, dual drives, dual OS, 10.3.9, 9.2.2
Numerous peripheral gadgets, all working.