MacBook Pro Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jono.c, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Jono.c, Apr 15, 2013
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    Jono.c macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys

    I have a 2010 macbook pro 13" running with windows 7 as the primary partition.

    It's been a good laptop, bit glitchy and has had it's problems..

    But now, a couple of weeks ago the windows partition started freezing.. Runs okay until you try and do something or run a program and then freezes..

    I managed a virus scan and nothing.. haven't really downloaded or installed anything new.. and i can't get it to run long enough to figure out what's wrong with it..

    And i can't afford to format and do again.. as there's programs etc on it i wont get back if i do (school issue etc)

    Does anyone have any idea's on how i could go about rectifying this?

    Thanks!


    *More info*

    Mac Partition works fine apart from freezing at times when you try and use Safari

    - Jono
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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  3. Jono.c thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't unfortunately..

    Will that work regardless though?
     
  4. Jono.c thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Gave that a crack, just freezes on the grey screen with no apple logo
     
  5. makaveli559m macrumors 6502

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    It does sound like your hard drive is going out. Possibly a bad sector on the drive, you should back up everything and get a new one.
     
  6. Jono.c thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why though is it fine in OSX but not Windows if this is the case though?
     
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  8. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Classic HDD failing signs. Make sure you back it up, consider replacing it.
     
  9. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    HDD failing. Make a backup. It might be too late for a full backup of the windows partition, but you can certainly save a lot of data.

    The reason it is not crashing on OSX is that the bad sectors are probably on the windows partition. But you should replace the HDD as soon as possible.
     
  10. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    I concur with this assessment. I'd act immediately. Data loss if you're not backed up is the concern.

    I learned the hard way years ago. And it wasn't that I didn't backup, but mine wasn't very current. Now my backup routine is stellar.
     
  11. gngan macrumors 68000

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    And you are still wasting time to ask questions when you cannot afford to lose data. GO BACK IT UP AND GET A NEW HDD!
     
  12. StintheBeast macrumors member

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    Don't run windows on a Mac. If you want windows, buy something else. Noob
     
  13. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Never mind that it's fully supported and even encouraged by Apple, and that millions of users use their Macs as their primary Windows PCs- he's obviously a noob.

    Got it.
     
  14. StintheBeast macrumors member

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    I don't care. I bought my Mac cuz I wanted OS X as my operating system. Isn't that what Apple advertises? I don't think Apple is encouraging people to run Windows. But if they are, prove it.
     
  15. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Well, there's the minor detail that the Boot Camp software that Apple provides for installing and running Windows on a Mac is now in its 5th version, or the fact that it came out with the first major release of OS X after Apple's switch to Intel from PowerPC CPUs. Or how about the fact that the Mac's ability to run Windows and do so better than most Windows-only PCs was a major focus of the Get a Mac ad campaign that ran for, what, 4 years?
     

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