Weird problem with Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by xciteboy, May 2, 2006.

  1. xciteboy macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2006
    Hi guys,

    Installed Bootcamp on my 2 gig MacBookPro (2 gig RAM; 100GB 7200 HD). Everything seemed to go fine---drivers burned to disc, partition made without incident, etc. When I got to the step where you have to choose to Restart OS X or Install Windows, I chose install windows and then my MBP had a kernal panic. Since then, it will no longer boot into Mac OS. If I have nothing in my DVD drive, it says No startup disc and gives a blinking cursor. I tried to re-install OS X, but when I get to the step to choose a hard disc to install to it does not find any disc at all!

    I ran Disk Utility. It shows the name of my Mac drive, plus has the second partition. They are both unmounted, and won't respond to a Mount command. When I run Verify disk, it doesn't work: "The underlying task reported failure on exit." When I run Repair disk, it says the same thing with reports of Invalid Volume Header, Invalid extent entry, Volume check failed.

    Anyone have any ideas what I should do? Should I use Disk Utility to remove the partition? Erase the disc? Since I can't reinstall OS X and even though I have Applecare they don't support Bootcamp, I gotta figure something out. :(

    Thanks in advance for any help!!!!
  2. timswim78 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2006
    Baltimore, MD

    I'd first suggest backing up any files that you need off of the MacBook Pro. If you have access to another Mac, you can access the files on the MacBook Pro using the Firewire target disk mode.

    I'd then suggest wiping the MBP's disk with disk utility and starting all over again. However, after reinstalling OS X and before installing boot camp, make an image of your OS X installation with Carbon Copy Cloner. That way, if something screwy happens, you can just restore the image, rather than reinstalling OS X.
  3. xciteboy thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2006

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