Recently I tried to dual boot OpenBSD and Windows 8.1. Unfortunately for me, I was inexperienced in fdisk and accidentally formatted my hard drive :( I tried to install Windows again but it refused because 'drive 0 partition 2 might fail soon.' I am trying to install Mac OS X instead but this again, refuses to install because 'TOSHIBA MQ01ABF050 has a hardware problem that can't be repaired.' Do I have to completely order a new drive? I am positive that this can be fixed and ordering a new hard drive would be a last resort. Please help! :(


I forgot to include Disk Utility stats at the installation. Apparently the S.M.A.R.T. status is 'failing'


If the SMART status indicates that the drive is failing, then yes, you're looking at buying a new hard drive.

The fact that it failed while you were trying to set up a dual-boot configuration is just a coincidence. The drive was set to die on you regardless.

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