My Macbook Pro internal hard drive is damaged

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Eshkimo, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Eshkimo, Apr 8, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2016

    Eshkimo macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2016
    Let me tell you the entire story

    I was playing League of Legends with my friends, we just started the game and my screen froze on the pre game loading screen, it was completely frozen and my only option was to manually shut it down. When I shut it down, the apple logo would appear and the laptop would immediately shut back down. Starting it up in safe mode wouldn't work either. I then tried Command R to try to repair my disk and it said that my disk was damaged and needed to be repaired (I had 10MB free on my disk). Now, i realised i had 500 GB of junk on my computer and i understood that keeping it and backing it up would be pointless so i just erased my disk, i did this because reinstalling Mac OS wouldn't work. When I erased everything on the disk it still wouldn't work, the operating system just didn't want to install it said that my disk was damaged. I then decided to try to repair my disk ( i did the partitions ) and try reinstalling the operating system, same problem occurred. That's when I decided to pull out a 1 terra hard drive i had, entirely format it and install Mac OS on it. I am currently running Max OS X Version 10.9.5, here are my specs ( i am currently running mac on a western digital "My Passport") :

    MacBook Pro
    13-inch, Mid 2012
    Processor 2,5 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB
    Software OS X 10.9.5 (13F34)

    I just wanted to know what i could possibly do to be able to use my internal hard drive, any help would be appreciated I just want to climb the League of Legends ranked ladder. Thank you very much and sorry, this is my first post on this forum.
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Live and learn. Filling your boot drive to full capacity is asking for trouble. You can even damage the drive, with a possibility of the drive ending up in an unrecoverable condition.

    There is a better choice than "Duh." :D

    Replace the hard drive with an SSD.
  4. arogge macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2002
    Remember when the operating system would boot from a floppy diskette? Now MacOS chokes on itself when the boot partition has less than a few megabytes. It hasn't crashed completely when I've run out of disk space, but it sure complains and refuses to continue running applications. It does annoy me that some bloated applications don't seem to understand that they shouldn't use the boot partition for storing large amounts of scratch data. I bought the external disk for a reason, so use it! Also annoying is when I run into an application "update" that seems to do the same thing as it did years ago, but now it demands gigabytes of RAM and many more gigabytes of disk space just to do simple tasks. What ever happened to code optimization? Some of these developers seem to believe that everyone has unlimited resources to blow on their "office" application.
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Eh... I don't think that "code optimization" will help much when the the common space "wasters" are your own files. (Pictures, music, videos - all that pØrn that you decided to download :D, etc.)
  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Put an SSD into it.
    Cheap and easy fix. has the details.

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