Installed Windows7 via Bootcamp --> Mac Os messed up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mike Litoris, May 30, 2010.

  1. Mike Litoris macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2010
    I installed windows 7 on my i5 MBP via Bootcamp two days ago. Before I did that everything was running great in Mac Os x.
    But from the moment I had Windows 7 installed, Mac Os X became almost unusable. It crashes ALL THE TIME.

    Just some examples that happened just now:
    I use two programs at the same time --> both programs crash
    Mail is downloading a new email while I'm using safari --> safari crashes
    I try to send a file to someone in Adium --> Adium crashes + Finder crashes

    By crashing I mean that the multicolored spinningwheel appears for a long time. So they dont exactly crash but it takes like 3 minutes until I can use them again so that its easier to just restart the program.

    In the last two days I also had to restart the whole computer at least 4 times because nothing was working anymore.

    At the time the spinningwheel apears cpu usage is always way below 100% and theres also always a lot of free ram available. So I really don't understand why this is happening.

    Have you guys got any ideas what could be the problem and how to fix it (if possible without reinstalling mac os).

    Could something have gone wrong during partitioning the hdd?
    Oh, and I didn't install any windows7 drivers yet since I haven't got my mac os cd with me, but I suppose this cannot cause these problems!?

    Thanks for your help and sorry for my poor english ;)
  2. diablo2112 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2010
    Open disk utilities under OS X, click on your OS X disk/volume, and click "repair disk permissions". This should help (and likely solve) your problem.
  3. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a


    Mar 26, 2009
    Denver, CO
    That would be my guess. Your experience is way worse than mine, but even I decided to remove Windows 7 completely because when I installed it in bootcamp my computer started taking 2-4 minutes to boot up (in either OS) and at least 5 minutes to shut down. Everything started running much slower on both systems and continuously got worse.

    Luckily I don't need Windows. But if I did I think I would install it via Parallels next time.
  4. Mike Litoris thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2010
    Thanks a lot, diablo!
    This did help a lot. I'll now have to wait and see if it solved the problem completely..
  5. djasterix macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2010
    Paradise City
    That's why I run Win 7 from a VM on an external HDD, windows messes everything...
  6. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    Lol, windows can't even read the OSX partition. It's Apple's implementation of bootcamp that screws things up. Good try though.

    Repairing permissions should fix these sort of lag issues.

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