Apple :: MBP - Way To Run A Check Up On Hard Drive And Software
Apr 2, 2009
I recently had some problems with my MBP...
I have the 17 inch MacBook pro...just got it yesterday.
Right now, it will not boot passed the white screen with the apple logo.
I inserted the OSX CD and booted from the CD by holding C... now I guess I'm installing OSX onto the HD again to see what happens.
This problem occurred after my thumb drive was acting up. When I put in the thumb drive, and then start transferring files into the thumb drive... the little progress window would freeze up. I could not force quit, as you can't force quit "Finder" for whatever reason. So I had to do a restart by holding down the power key. Again, same thing happened and I had to do the power key reset...
I have an Inspiron 1525 with windows 7. I use system mechanic 11.7 for PC clean up. Every time I started the computer I was getting multiple hard drive errors and had to run deep clean followed by scan check. I thought I had a faulty hard drive so I bought a new one and completely reloaded my OS.
My Macbook is coming in tomorrow, but I've already got a new hard drive that I'm planning to install on it. How do I install the OS onto the new drive? Do I just assemble the new drive in and put the CD that comes with the Macbook in and it'll do everything for me?
i recently bought a macbook pro 13in. I bought this to replace my lenovo t400. On my lenovo i have the st9160411as hard drive which is a 7200rpm drive. Do you think i can just swap the drives between both laptops, the mac HD to the lenovo and the lenovo HD (st9160411as) to the MBP? I am not sure what the compatability is.
i want to purchase a external hard drive for my macbook pro that i just purchased. But i do want it to be something like a "Western Digital My Passport" Series (as in a 2.5" or smaller so that it is very portable). I am also interested in getting it with a Firewire 800 port - which is where the problem i am having on finding what i want.
I was reading the switchers' guide and saw that upgrading the HD in my new (Apple refurb store, actually) 15" LED MBP 2.4ghz 8600gt model will void the warranty, and an Apple store tech must do it.
I'm cheap, illustrated well by me buying a refurb MBP for $1350 after waiting for a couple years to pounce on one. Being cheap, I was thinking of purchasing a 320gb HD for the MBP for like $65 off Newegg, and having the Apple store pop it in for me so my 1-year warranty will remain intact.
Does the Apple store charge for this service if they are installing an HD I am bringing in? If I purchase an upgrade HD from the Apple store themselves, will they provide the service free or at a discount?
I have a Windows XP I want to install, and I'm reading the walkthrough for partitioning my hard drive, but it says that I cant use XP if it doesnt have SP2! I have the XP with SP1a on it. So I cant use that right? Or am I a little off on my thinking here?
I just got a MacBook Pro 13 in and noticed that when I'm using it but then get up to move somewhere else, it makes a clicking sound as I lift up from my lap. Is this normal? Maybe the hard drive is preparing to move or something?
My new question is I bought a Used Macbook 13 mid 2007 and the last owner wiped the hard drive clean, and just so I can use the macbook I've been using a Live Linux cd, which is ok for now.. Anyway a friend gave me his set of os x 10.4.6 dvds so I can install a mac os but for some reason they won't install, it starts like it's going to install then a message pops up saying' this software can't be installed on this computer'' or something like that..
What can I do, the last owner of this macbook says he lost the CDs that came with it, when he was moving..
How hard is a HD swap on a Macbook PRO? Part of my whole conversion of the MBPRO to a "desktop" includes a display, keyboard, mouse...and I'd like a 7200 RPM drive....anyone done this? What's involved? What did you do with the old drive? I'm not interested in transferring data...I don't have barely anything saved on it which makes it easy.
Is it possible to split my external hard disk into two partition? The drive is originally NTFS.. but I'm looking to split it so that the second partition is Mac OS compatible.
My plan is to use Partition Manager in Windows so that I can split the drive without having to lose data. Then plug it back into Mac OSX so that I can format the new partition to a Mac compatible format.
I have MacBook Pro (MBP) Unibody (late 2008) with 320GB 5400 RPM HDD. I am planning to upgrade the HDD to 320 GB 7200 RPM (Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s).
I plan to use TimeMachine to do the restore of OSX and WinClone to do the restore of WinXP in BootCamp. The steps will be:
1) Backup OSX and BootCamp 2) Put new HDD in 3) Boot-up from the Leopard CD and select TimeMachine to restore. At this point, OSX should be exactly the same as in the old HDD 4) In OSX, run WinClone and restore the BootCamp partition (see question below
The current HDD is partitioned as follow: - OSX: 48.23GB used / 173.65GB free = 221.9 GB total - Bootcamp: 46.6GB used / 29.3 GB free = 75.9GB total
My understanding are:
1) During the restore with TimeMachine, OSX will be smart enough to create 221.9GB of Mac OSX Extended partition. [Q]: Is this true? Or the restore will just destroy the BootCamp partition, or even worse OSX cannot recognize the Bootcamp partition anymore because Windows is no longer there?
2) The remaining 75.9GB will be left alone by TimeMachine
3) Once OSX is restored to the 221.9 GB partition, I can run WinClone to restore the BootCamp partition using the 75.9GB
Is this correct? Or do I have to create a BootCamp partition AGAIN using OSX BootCamp Assistant, but instead of installing Windows, do a restore?
I just bought my first macbook ever. I got the 13.3" MBP with the 160gb 5400 rpm hard drive.
I upgraded the ram already from 2gb -> 4gb, and I was considering upgrading the hard drive. Size isn't too much of an issue for me because I keep most of my songs/movies/pictures on an external, but I was planning on upgrading it to something faster.
I was looking at the 320gb 7200rpm Scorpio Black, and was wondering if anyone has it installed in their unibody MBPs. I was worried about whether it would cause it to vibrate more/be noticeably louder/generate more heat.
I was also considering the seagate momentus equivalent.
I have to swap out the current hard drive on my old Power Mac G5 because it's become unreadable. I've decided on the hard drive to replace it, but I have no idea how to go about installing the operating system. Moreover, my Power Mac G5 came with 10.3.5 Tiger, so is it safe to upgrade to Leopard even if I have older components?
I have a 17" Macbook Pro, just prior to the unibody. I currently have the 250gig 5400rpm drive. I want to upgrade to a 320gig 7200rpm drive.
1. Which model HD do you recommend?
2. If you don't screw anything up on install, will the Applecare warranty still be valid? I get conflicting answers on this.
3. I would love to keep my current hard drive OS/Apps intact. I'd like image my drive and put it on my new 320 drive. Any tips or documentation on how to do this? What is required? I do have an external firewire800 drive I can use to store the image.
Like all 2008 MacBook Pros, my DVD burner does not work.
Can I take it out and somehow work a hard drive in that same space?
What is really annoying is that I used an external DVD burner most of the time, specifically to protect the built-in DVD burner, so when I went to resell it... I would not have to list "perfect except the DVD burner does not work."
I just got a new 640GB hard drive, and plan to install OS X, Windows XP, and Ubuntu on it. I would like some guides and recommendations on which operating system to stalled first, and what other preparation/softwares I need to get before installing.