Question about clean install snow leopard

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by stagius24, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. stagius24 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Currently, my uniform Mac has Snow Leopard and Windows 7 on bootcamp.
    For some unknown reason, SL has been acting weird. The boot time is extremely slow, around 7-10 MINUTES, while shutdown time is 5sec. I could not open bootcamp also (it say i need to install some kind of update, while I already did everything)

    Anyway, I will clean install everything. What I am not sure is I also have windows 7 on Bootcamp. If I delete the Mac partrition to re-install SL, will there be any problem with Windows 7 later ?

    Thank you,
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    The Windows partition will remain untouched as long as you only format the OS X partition
     
  3. stagius24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So after I clean install SL, I will still be able to see the windows partrition thru bootcamp, right?
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, you can still boot into Windows, just like before. Only the OS X partition is affected
     
  5. TZRaceR6 Guest

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    Before you do any of this, have you done a PRAM reboot? Restart computer holding Command key, option key, p and r all at the same time, until you hear 2 chimes, then let go.

    This may or may not do anything for you, but it def can't hurt to try. Just a thought
     
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