Windows 7 stopped worked on BootCamp and cannot see drive to copy files

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by BrentShaub, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. BrentShaub macrumors newbie

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    Hi. Disaster recovery plans will be a focus from here on. I have not backed-up client files that took me a few weeks to develop. They are saved on my "windows 7" partition on the desktop C:\document and settings\notehat\desktop. Something like that.

    Today Windows boots in cycles; just before it adds the username to the login screen, it blinks black. Over and over it does this faster and faster. I cannot get past it, nor does Safe Mode or any other boot option in Windows work. I tried booting from the Vista disk and Windows 7 upgrade disk without success.

    I only started getting panicky when in the Mac side, I cannot access the nosehat partition. I want very much to copy the files that have been saved here. When I find the drive in Finder -> Network -> nosehat -> Open it says 'Connection Failed'.

    To recap: I cannot boot into Windows due to the black blink no login.
    I cannot access the drive in Mac via Finder.

    Anything left to try before I lose two weeks of work from an unknown error? Hardware failure? Disk sector corruption? My whole lens on the stability of computers is changing.
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I think, if your Windows partition is on your Mac, you can always try to access them from finder, but not "network" folder. I don't access my Windows partition from there. Instead, I go to top level of finder, which shows your computer name, and find BootCamp driver, then double click to access.
     

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