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I am getting an Input/Output error on a MacBook Pro while trying

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I am getting an Input/Output error on a MacBook Pro while trying to run VmWare Fusion v5, Windows 7.

Daniel Whelan :

Hi, Can you tell me exactly what the error message says please? What version of mac os x are you running?


OSx 10.8.2


Are you there?

Daniel Whelan :

Thanks. What is the error message?


As soon as I start up Windows 7 I get Input/Output error

Daniel Whelan :

Hi, I found this information online but I don't have any direct experience of this problem.

Input / Output errors are almost always a problem with the hardware. Generally, it means a corrupt sector on the hard disk, but could also be RAM, or the Logic Board. The best thing you can do is backup what you still can and replace the hard disk. Use DiskWarrior or TechTools to do a Surface Scan to verify the hard disk.

Disclaimer: I'm a VMware employee who works on Fusion.

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