13" Unibody Macbook crashes?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ThtNeonSquirrel, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. ThtNeonSquirrel macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    Buffalo, NY :D
    I have had my 13" Unibody Macbook for maybe a little over a year and a half. In this time my hard drive has crashed four or so times, and i don't mean it crashed to where i could just restart and pick-up where i was. I mean to the point where the hard drive was obliterated and no information could be restored. In these crashes lost approximately my last 5 years of photography, film and all of my home created music.

    The weird thing is, every single one of these crashes occurred either while i was recording something in garageband, or had it running in the background.

    Is there a reason behind this? Or is all of this just a coincidence? And if these are because of garageband is there a way to prevent this on the new 500gb hard drive i am ordering?

    Thanks to whoever actually responds x.x
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Well if it's crashed destructively four times using GarageBand, I'd say it's something with GarageBand. Try reinstalling it from your restore discs or something.

    Also you might want to invest in some sort of backup this time around.
  3. toolbox macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    The unit isn't getting to hot? Also have you ran disk utility and verified the disk permissions / hard disk?

    If the program is trying to access a part of the disk that has a error it may cause the system to crash.
  4. ThtNeonSquirrel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    Buffalo, NY :D
    well, its fixed for now. I wont even bother using the disk utility i just dont think im gunna even install ilife 09' again after i get my new hard drive and install snow leopard.

    I'm perfectly fine with just Final Cut and Photoshop.

    And no, it never heated up at all....it just completely stopped.
  5. fluffyx macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2007
    Did you take the hard drives to a specialist who could diagnose them? If it was a mechanical failure, I promise that Garageband didn't eat your hard drive. It's safe to install iLife.

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