I'm having some trouble with my Macbook. It's running on Leopard 10.5.8. I recently tried to partition my hard drive and while doing so it prompted me informing me that there was an 'invalid node structure'. I could then no longer proceed with the partition. I had planned on updating my OS to Snow Leopard. I wanted to partition my internal HD, so I backed up some files on my external HD. I basically wanted my interal HD to run smoothly with a new OS while minimizing the space used. Now I've come across this issue where there is another message being prompted that says, 'invalid sibling links on hard drive'. I found THESE steps on another forum that informed me that this might restore the hard drive back to a readable/functional state but that didn't work either:
(These were the steps I took and nothing happened except another prompt informing me of an 'invalid node structure')
Boot off the OS X CD (reboot, hold C while booting).The installer will load up, go to Utilities in the menu and run Terminal.Type df and look for the drive that has your Mac system mounted---you'll have to unmount this. On my MacBook Pro, it was /dev/disk0s2.Type umount /dev/disk0s2, replacing disk0s2 with whatever disk your OS lives on.Type fsck_hfs -r /dev/disk0s2. If you umounted the wrong thing, it will complain that you can't repair a mounted drive. Go back and umount the right thing and repeat this step.
I then stumbled upon a few different forums mentioning something about Disk Warrior. I was wondering if THAT would resolved this issue. Honestly, I don't really want to spend much money on buying this but I WILL buy a new hard drive if I ABSOLUTELY need to. I was just trying to see if I can troubleshoot this before I decide to throw in the towel and buy a new hard drive or attempt to try out this Disk Warrior thing.
I have a 2008 macbook, out of warranty. My mac is running os x 10.6.4... I recently updated the laptop through the update section, and this is around the time the errors began. My next stop is perhaps reinstalling the operating system, but have to go out and buy the disc so thought i would check all options first.
It has begun random shutdowns recently, and i have tried checking the ram, checking power supply, removing battery to see if its caused by that, but so far nothing has come up. A mate of mine said sometimes you can work out the problem by looking at the logs to see what is causing the problem... Well, long story cut short,
the log is as follows from when i turned it on this afternoon, till the random shutdown, and then powering it back up again, i put the exact shutdown time in bold.
[I]17/08/10 4:20:33 PMcom.symantec.navapdaemonsl(kernel) Kext com.symantec.kext.SymAPComm not found for unload request. 17/08/10 4:20:33 PMcom.symantec.navapdaemonslFailed to unload com.symantec.kext.SymAPComm - (libkern/kext) not found. 17/08/10 4:20:38 PMcom.apple.WindowServerTue Aug 17 16:20:38 Courtney--MacBook.local WindowServer <Error>: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged. 17/08/10 4:22:02 PMcom.apple.launchd*** launchd has started up. *** 17/08/10 4:22:07 PMcom.apple.launchd(com.symantec.Sched501-1.plist) Unknown key: SchedName 17/08/10 4:22:22 PMcom.symantec.navapdaemonsl(kernel) Kext com.symantec.kext.SymAPComm not found for unload request. 17/08/10 4:22:22 PMcom.symantec.navapdaemonslFailed to unload com.symantec.kext.SymAPComm - (libkern/kext) not found. 17/08/10 4:22:32 PMcom.apple.WindowServerTue Aug 17 16:22:32 Courtney--MacBook.local WindowServer <Error>: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged. 17/08/10 4:22:39 PMcom.apple.launchctl.Aqualaunchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init_per_user.d/com.adobe.SwitchBoard.monitor.plist 17/08/10 4:22:39 PMcom.apple.launchd.peruser.501(com.apple.ReportCrash) Falling back to default Mach exception handler. Could not find: com.apple.ReportCrash.Self 17/08/10 4:22:48 PMcom.apple.launchd.peruser.501(com.apple.Kerberos.renew.plist) Exited with exit code: 1 17/08/10 4:22:53 PMcom.apple.launchd.peruser.501(0x100101e80.mach_init.switchboard.sh) Failed to check-in! 17/08/10 4:23:08 PMMagicMenuHotKeyDaemonStarted 17/08/10 4:23:08 PM[0x0-0x11011].com.stuffit.MagicMenu2010-08-17 16:23:08.043 MagicMenuHotKeyDaemon[142:903] Started 17/08/10 4:23:08 PM[0x0-0x13013].com.skype.skypeMain starting with pid 132 parent pid 85 17/08/10 4:23:44 PMSkypeSkypeApplication::init called 17/08/10 6:34:07 PMSyncServer[110f20] |SyncServer|Warning| Refreshing watchdog because of a calendar time change alert.
I was wondering if you can help me to install quick time pro. I got the code, and opened system preferences where i should find the quick time icon and enter the code. The icon was not there! I then tried to download quick time 7 but a message said that i couldnt download it cause i have quick time x. I then tried to delete all my quicktime programs and reinstall it, but it gave me the same problem. Now i really dont know what to do to get this quicktime pro working!
Ever since I installed Lion I have had a problem opening attachments to emails which are videos. Most of them I can open with VLC and a few with WMV Player, but none with Quick Time. If they are on my iPad or iPhone I can open them with VLC and send them to others. If they are on my Macbook Air I cannot send them because the email goes without the attachment.
I had to do a Time Machine restore from a couple of days ago on my 2009 Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard. Since then, in mail.app whenever I try to quick look an attachment, QL starts but all I get is a gray area where the attachment should display.
My kids made a video, edited it in iMovie and burned it to a CD. When we put the cd into our macbook pro and play it through QT Player the video pauses and stutters and the audio is not synced up to the lips, and that's if and when the audio does come on. The CD is fine as it does play as it should on the pc desktop that we have. What are we doing wrong?
I have a late 2006 iMac, which I know must be at the end of its life now, but at the weekend my main internal HD developed an error, and it wouldn't boot, even from the recovery partition.
I managed to find my old Snow Leapard disks and ran Disk Utility on my HD (when it actually saw it) and the error it came back with was "Invalid Node". After trying many things, I had to reformat and reinstall from my Time Machine back up, which went really well.
However, once all restored it tried to do a backup and it failed. I then went into Disk Utility again and it found the same error on the Time Machine drive.
Therefore, my question is, could the back up process have copied an 'error' to my back up? Or is this a fault somewhere else (Disk Management etc) that I need to watch in case it cases errors with my other drives that have important information on?
I have several Mac computer in my office and I have a problem to see my .mov files in them all. I think there is a component problem for quicktime, but I don't know why other third party application are not working with them. Especially My iMac can not show the File
I received an automatic update for quicktime yesterday. After the install, I noticed that Finder would flash and interrupt any application. It seems like I clicked off on the desktop when I am working. I then have to click on the application screen to continue working. This happens about every 2-3 minute intervals. When I restart the computer, Suitecase always opens up. Any ideas?? I have a G5 with 10.4.
We are using quick time player plugin and embedded it in the html. We are trying the play the streaming video URL in the quick time player plugin using Safari 5.1 It is working fine with Firefox, IE and even safari 5.0. Able to play the stand alone video but not the streaming video URL.
Quick Time used to work fine, but now when I click on Watch Trailer in Apple Trailers, the link opens ok, but when Quick Time opens, it gives an error that says "A necessary data reference could not be resolved". When I click on Ok, the window closes.
Any ideas what to do? I did recently upgrade my hdd and used Time Machine to restore my data/programs.