3rd freakin' time this has happened in a month.

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  1. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

    lilcosco08

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    This past month, (including april), my MBP has been screwing with me. About one day every week, finder locks up and goes unresponsive, then I can't boot from OS X, then I have to go to my win 7 partition and retrieve my files. Format, install, recover
    Rinse and repeat.

    Odd thing is, only my OS X partition is the one screwing up. Signs of a bad drive? I'm going to the :apple: store soon
     
  2. mape2k macrumors regular

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    why don't you make a fresh install without recovering and see if the problem persists? If not, I would suggest that some user-related program is causing the trouble and not a faulty HDD.
     
  3. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    I had this problem, took my MBP to a Premium Reseller they sent it away "fixed" it but dropped it somewhere along the route. I ended up with a new computer so I don't really now if a new hard drive solved it however they did replace the HD reporting it faulty. For your information the HD that got replaced was a SSD
     
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    from the sound of it I would say bad/corrupt sectors on your hard drive. If you have access to tech tool pro or some other deep HD diagnostic, I would give that a try. Disk utility usually does not see deep rooted sector corruption
     
  5. KazeKrazy macrumors member

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    Sounds like a Windows sort of problem -cough cough-
     
  6. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm confused as to how Windows would be the problem. Anyways, after the first time this happened, I formatted, reinstalled and then placed just my important files back (xCode, pictures, music, applications). One week later, boom. Same thing happened.

    Also, I should've pointed out that I get the "Invalid sibling link error" when Disk utility attempts to repair the disk.
     
  7. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Heh, maybe I can push apple for an *upgrade* :p
     
  9. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    It's the correct thing to do. Keep AppleCare informed of what is going on and what you're doing about it.

    Although, they'll probably tell you to reformat and reinstall everything from scratch rather than restoring from backup. Could be there's something screwy that you keep restoring, and after some days' use, blooey.

    Having said that, the Apple Store can and should run some diagnostics to see if they can tease out more info about the problem. These are yet early days for SSDs and your experience may represent the bleeding edge of a support issue they will want to know more about.
     
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    Yeah,most of the files that I retrieve are corrupted. I haven't even been restoring from a backup though. Just the music,pictures, Xcode
     
  11. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No luck with disk warrior D:
     
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    Maybe bill gates wanted all Mac part of macs to go corrupt...
     
  13. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have been playing Portal 2 though

    Damnit GLaDOS!
     
  14. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Does yours display a loading bar which freezes? When mine went wrong i would hold alt and it wouldn't say Macintosh HD but EFI Boot, i was able to fix it by reformatting but it would go funny again a couple of weeks later.
     
  15. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Pretty much that but just in an endless cycle over a week
     

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