MBA with Mac OS and Windows 7 hard drive crashing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RegS, May 4, 2010.

  1. RegS macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2010
    Northern Alberta
    I'm new here and hope I am posting this in the right section ?
    I have a Mac Book Air I bought 45 days ago.
    It was set up and partitioned by the store with Windows 7 Ultimate and Boot Camp without Parallels.
    Now i have really been enjoying it up until now.
    I can't access the Mac OS and the Apple Store says the hard drive is gone.
    I can still start the Windows side and everything works as well as when new,
    What I don't understand is if the hard drive is bad why does the Windows half work ?
    They have ordered a new hard drive and it will be here in a couple of days.
    They have done a diagnostic and say the Mac OS doesn't show.
    How can that be when it is the parent program ?

    Here's my dilemma.
    Is there anyway to save my Data from the Mac side ?
    Any Ideas ?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Sounds like when you installed win7 you over wrote OSX. I'd back up your win7 partition, at the very least your data. Then reformat/reinstall OSX, run bootcamp to repartition the drive and then reinstall win7 (on the bootcamp partition). Finally then restore your data.

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