Thread: MBP boot problem
05-04-2010, 07:56 AM #1
MBP boot problem
- Member Since
- Aug 02, 2007
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.
05-04-2010, 01:47 PM #2
- Member Since
- Jan 23, 2008
- Fort Worth, Texas
- Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
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)
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By gptoyz in forum Apple NotebooksReplies: 0Last Post: 11-15-2014, 01:24 PM
By royalshape in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your MacReplies: 2Last Post: 08-09-2014, 12:05 AM
By Bobski in forum Apple NotebooksReplies: 1Last Post: 10-26-2012, 04:44 PM
By Stang in forum Apple NotebooksReplies: 8Last Post: 05-06-2012, 11:56 AM
By XBD in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your MacReplies: 6Last Post: 03-12-2008, 10:28 PM