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Can I use Windows CHKDSK on a MacBook HDD

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#1 leachim


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 02:17 AM

Suspect disk corruption on a MacBook Pro
Can I plug the HDD in via USB to a Windows machine and do CHKDSK
I also have an iPad
The Macbook will not boot - Apple logo comes up - line goes across - then repeats again and again
Tried holding ALT on startup - The symbol of the HDD comes up but NOT the RECOVERY Section icon

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#2 smax013


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 06:53 AM

Nope. The drive formats for a Mac and Windows HDD are different.

You need to use the Mac OS' Disk Utility (or some third party program such as TechTool Pro or DiskWsrrior) to run a check.

What model year is the Mac? What version of the Mac OS are you running? More current versions of the Mac OS (Lion or newer) would have the recovery partition. And newer Mac will also Internet recovery. So, if it is an older Mac running a newer version of the Mac OS and the drive is corrupted, then you would need to use the recovery disc or USB drive that came with the Mac to boot from and then run Disk Utility from that.

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