After installing Mavericks Windows won't start

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  1. cool-dude macrumors newbie

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    Hello folks,
    So yesterday I upgraded from ML to Mavericks and I think it messed up my windows 7 partition :|
    after I boot from the windows partition right when the windows logo appears the startup fails and reboots then goes to windows repair, I tried to do a startup repair it didn't work. And i'm not the only one with that issue, A lot are complaining. So help me folks!
     
  2. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Had you done any partitioning since you installed Windows in Bootcamp?
    How many partitions were present when you upgraded to Mavericks?

    If you open a terminal inside OSX and run
    sudo fdisk /dev/rdisk0
    what is the output please?
     
  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    I've experienced similar issues with Mavericks and Boot Camp. In my case, Windows 8/8.1 would freeze at the boot screen. The only way around it was to reformat and revert back to Mountain Lion.

    If you come across a solution, please post it here.
     
  4. marikavs macrumors member

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    MBR missing

    I had the same problem when I upgraded from SL to Mavericks (and then reverted to SL from a backup). I traced it to a missing MBR because of too many partitions.... Rebuilding the MBR in an old BootCamp installation proved too onerous, (and my Windows backup drive is "dead") so I let it go. I was hoping somebody would come up with a simple solution here.
     
  5. cool-dude, Jan 9, 2014
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    cool-dude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for my late reply ,,
    I had 2 partitions when I upgraded to Mavericks.
    And the issue appears to be that Mavericks corrupted the windows local disk, So every time I start windows I get an error in a blue screen saying UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
    and I tried to use some commands in the cmd like chkdsk, fixboot, fixmbr
    none worked :(

    And here is the output for sudo fdisk /dev/rdisk0
    Code:
     Disk: /dev/rdisk0	geometry: 121601/255/63 [1953525168 sectors]
    Signature: 0xAA55
             Starting       Ending
     #: id  cyl  hd sec -  cyl  hd sec [     start -       size]
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     1: EE 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [         1 -     409639] <Unknown ID>
     2: AF 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [    409640 - 1063692264] HFS+        
     3: AB 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [1064101904 -    1269536] Darwin Boot 
    *4: 07 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [1065371648 -  490233856] HPFS/QNX/AUX 
     
  6. cool-dude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And here is the output of : sudo gpt -r -vv show /dev/rdisk0

    Code:
     gpt show: /dev/rdisk0: mediasize=1000204886016; sectorsize=512; blocks=1953525168
    gpt show: /dev/rdisk0: Suspicious MBR at sector 0
    gpt show: /dev/rdisk0: Pri GPT at sector 1
    gpt show: /dev/rdisk0: Sec GPT at sector 1953525167
           start        size  index  contents
               0           1         MBR
               1           1         Pri GPT header
               2          32         Pri GPT table
              34           6         
              40      409600      1  GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B
          409640  1063692264      2  GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC
      1064101904     1269536      3  GPT part - 426F6F74-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC
      1065371440         208         
      1065371648   490233856      4  GPT part - EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7
      1555605504   397919631         
      1953525135          32         Sec GPT table
      1953525167           1         Sec GPT header
     
     
  7. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Surely if you are seeing a Windows entry in the boot menu and when selecting that entry it gets to the Windows logo and spinning dots then any failure to boot from that point must be a Windows problem rather than anything else?
    That would be my thoughts on the matter.
    In any event your partition structure and partition tables (both MBR and GPT) look ok to me.
     
  8. cool-dude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I see what you are saying, Though I'm 100% sure that just before I install mavericks windows was running properly and after the install finished I booted to windows and the issue occurred.

    And the weird part is that I can view my windows partition right from my mac.
    But windows is not able to mount it thinking it's corrupted :|
     
  9. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    I appreciate what you are saying and it seems suspiciously coincidental.

    Have you run a chkdsk on the Windows partition? If so, were any errors reported/fixed? If so, did you re-run chkdsk until no errors were reported?
     
  10. cool-dude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried to run CHKDSK but windows couldn't do it saying that the disk is in RAW format and CHKDSK is not available for RAW formats, But actually my format is NTFS but windows thinks it's RAW because it's corrupted.
     
  11. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that seems an odd state of affairs. Obviously it can't recognise a NTFS file system. That's not good at all and I fear it's all lost.

    It's possible that testdisk may be able to recover the lost partition but it would need to be worth the effort for you to go through that process. It is free though :)

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
     
  12. cool-dude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great!, Thanks a lot for your help. I'll try ASAP
     
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  14. cool-dude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup, It was a demanding route and I haven't succeeded :|

    However, I'm only left with reinstalling windows and I did not want to do that because I have games in my program files folder that I can't use if I just copy them and put them back after Installing windows again.

    I really appreciated your help though, Thanks a lot.
     
  15. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm I don't know what's happened exactly but something has roasted your Windows file system :confused:
     

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