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Old Apr 22, 2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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System Preferences - Start up disk cannot see Windows

Hello,
recently I reinstalled Windows 7 from Ultimates to Professionals I used USB to do it.
So I spotted that my Start up disk can't see Windows 7.
What I can see when I go to Start up disk



And this is how my Disk Utility looks like:





So my question is how I can make Windows visible on Start up disk?

Thanks

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Old Apr 22, 2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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Can you boot into Windows via holding down the OPTION key right after the startup sound chimes?
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 11:01 AM   #3
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Yes, I can I forgot to mention about this.
But for example if I boot Mac OS I cannot go back to Windows without holding option key, it automatically boots Mac
Maybe you know how to solve this problem?
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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I can't see your screen shots in any of three web browsers. Can you fix them?
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 02:18 PM   #5
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I can't see your screen shots in any of three web browsers. Can you fix them?
I can see them quite well in Safari 5.1.5.

To the OP, what happens, when you choose Verify Disk in Disk Utility on that Windows partition?
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 02:36 PM   #6
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OK well, interestingly enough Mac OS X presently thinks the Windows disk is MS-DOS (FAT) formatted rather than NTFS. Mac OS X will only display Windows 7 as a Startup Disk item for NTFS formatted disks that contains a system it can boot.

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I can see them quite well in Safari 5.1.5.
Safari is tolerant of images with .jpeg filename extensions. Other web browsers are not, that's the problem.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 03:20 PM   #7
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Safari is tolerant of images with .jpeg filename extensions. Other web browsers are not, that's the problem.
Yeah, I suspected that to be the reason.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 09:25 AM   #8
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Maybe you guys know solution?
When I try to verify it says you have to repair disk and whe I try repair it says you cannot repair disk..
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 11:47 AM   #9
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Maybe you guys know solution?
When I try to verify it says you have to repair disk and whe I try repair it says you cannot repair disk..
Did you reformat the Windows partition to NTFS before you installed Windows 7? This is step 2 through 5 in the Boot Camp Install Setup for 10.7.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 01:53 PM   #10
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No I didn't..And if I don't have USB or disk to reinstall Windows so I can't solve this problem without reinstalling Windows?
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 02:02 PM   #11
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No I didn't..And if I don't have USB or disk to reinstall Windows so I can't solve this problem without reinstalling Windows?
Correct.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 02:12 PM   #12
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That's just great U took USB from friend for couple days, and then I took 8h to install it and I did it all wrong, awesome.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 02:18 PM   #13
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That's just great U took USB from friend for couple days, and then I took 8h to install it and I did it all wrong, awesome.
Usually it pays to read the instructions. But quite honestly I find Boot Camp to be a huge PITA as well as risky. Unless you're playing games, I don't see why you don't just run Windows in a virtual machine instead.

I'm surprised Windows 7 even lets users install onto FAT32.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 02:37 PM   #14
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Playing games, working with Pinacle. And virtual machines coast alot of your computer resourses that's why I install Windows
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Playing games, working with Pinacle. And virtual machines coast alot of your computer resourses that's why I install Windows
It actually doesn't, but it depends on what you're doing. Games and video editing even somewhat consider the operating itself a hinderance. Let alone two of them and a layer in between.
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