MBA with Mac OS and Windows 7 hard drive crashing

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

  1. RegS macrumors newbie

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    Northern Alberta
    #1
    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

    maflynn

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    Boston
    #2
    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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