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    Replacing a dead hard drive os x lion
    I was wondering if any of you guys could help me with a little problem that I have with my mid-2010 macbook. A few months ago it began to start up really slowly, and it eventually got to where it was just stuck on the spinning gear screen. I had installed os x lion a few months earlier so I just erased and restored the hard disk from the recovery screen, redownloading the operating system and erasing all my data in the process. About a month after that, it started happening again until my hard drive completely died.

    Now my question is: is the recovery drive actually located on the hard drive? Is it possible to just replace the old hard drive with a new one and reinstall the operating system from the recovery screen? And if that isn't possible, how do I get it fixed?


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Unless you backed up and cloned the hard drive with a utility that also copies the recovery partition, you'll have to start from the beginning again. When your hard drive fails, the recovery partition is no longer accessible.

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