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Windows 7 AND Mac OS x crashing

258 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 2, 2012 12:36 PM by ijnad51 RSS
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Nov 2, 2012 2:02 AM

Hi all,


I'm going to try and explain everything as succintly and completely as possible.


2.8 GHz Intel Core Duo Macbook Pro with 4GB ram running on a recently (a few months ago) installed internal SSD. I have Windows 7 installed on a 20Gb partition and am running Mac OS 10.7.4.


This system has been rock solid and I don't think I've changed anything significant recently.


Today Windows crashed and wouldn't start back up. I got OSX to run, (and it is right now again), bu on reboot if I try and boot from the partition it begins to load and invariably crashes at some point before even a start up screen. No error logs, just that kinda static white flash and then nothing.


I've noticed that OSX now crashes too. It'll take a few tries now to get OSX to run reliably. Even then I think it might be percarious, as it's crashed a few times even after having run for an hour or so sometimes.


Managed to get all backed up, which is great.


But what could this be? I have a little suspicion that hardware cold be involved, as it seems that the first crash was cued off of me tilting back the screen at a wide angle. This could be coincidence. But I'm wondering. It does seem to run a higher risk of crashing if not stable / unmoving on a table.


The one other piece of relevant (maybe) info is that I've been having some strange power supply ( I think) issues. This has been going on for maybe a year now, and it's not a very big deal - just that sometimes the computer won't wake from sleep and I'll have to force restart it. Seems these could be related, but this is a new problem and that's been unchanged for a long time.


Let me know if any more info is helpful. Thanks in advance for any ideas on this; it's pretty important to me as my job necessitates runnng windows unfortunately.





  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,525 points)
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    Nov 2, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to ijnad51)

    a hardware defect would explain this

    the 2 os's are seperate so if windows is unstable it would not affect osx

    currently i have lots of issues witn win8 crashing but nothing about that affect osx


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