Thread: MBP boot problem
05-04-2010, 08:56 AM #1
MBP boot problem
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- Aug 03, 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, 02:47 PM #2
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- Jan 23, 2008
- Fort Worth, Texas
- 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 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)
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