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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 02, 2007
    MBP boot problem
    Hi all,

    I tried to search for this using the search field but couldn't find anything so I am posting this problem with hopes for a solution.

    Essentially, once a month my hard drive corrupts and even after using Disk Utility via the Leopard disc, has to be restored via Time Machine.

    This usually occurs after I have been carrying it around in a backpack for several hours during shoots.

    From what I have read on the forums here, it is indicative of a failing hard drive and needs to be replaced.

    But my issue is I have a Bootcamp partition with Windows 7 that runs perfectly fine during all this. It has been a life saver as I can transfer files via Windows and not lose any important information.

    I was just wondering if a failing hard drive would still be able to boot to Windows. And if not, I was hoping for a possible solution to my problem.

    Thanks for reading this.



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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Not withstanding, the best solution is to just replace the hard drive. Sooner or later it will fail completely and it won't matter whether it can boot to Windows 7 or not. Backup your data now and plan on swapping the drive for a new one.

    There is software available for copying (cloning) the hard drive contents to an external, and also software for making a copy of your Windows 7 partition. Swapping hard drives is not difficult and with the proper software you can be up and running again in a short time.

    Cloning applications: SuperDuper (shareware), Carbon Copy Cloner (donation ware)

    Clone Boot Camp partition: WinClone (freeware)


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