Strange prohibitory sign occurance, how to backup via Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mmattson07, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. mmattson07 macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    Well the other day something odd happened to my 13" MBP. I seemingly awoke it okay from sleep and it was acting extremely sluggish and eventually froze. Upon restarting it the OS gave what I later discovered to be a "prohibitory" sign which usually occurs when some critical OSX files have been moved or new software had been installed. Since I had not done either on my Mac OSX, I was pretty confused.

    Needless to say it proceeded to boot up in my other OS I have installed: Windows 7. The only explanation I could think of was I may have contracted some spyware on my Windows partition proceeding this and there was some faulty accessing of my Macintosh HD from the Windows side? I have tried resetting my PRAM, etc. the only way I can get the gear to spin is by holding C with the OS installation disk in so I'm assuming I must reinstall the OS.

    So here's my question: Is there a way to xfer files from my Macintosh HD to an external HDD via usb FROM Bootcamp Windows 7? When I try the speed is decent for the first 100 megs or so then dies off to a dead pace. I have tried two different external drives, same result. Could it be because I'm transferring from E: (non local Mac partition) drive? When I transfer files from C: to external it seems to work. I have read about 4GB file limit or w.e but I can't even xfer 100MB without it dying to about 1 mb/s. Any Ideas?
     
  2. mmattson07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also, I attempted to repair the disk from disk utility but still no boot. I also tried reinstalling OSX but the Installer crashes giving an extensive error log and says the installer could not be completed. Kinda frustrated.
     

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