All Bootcamp files are hidden / Wont start up

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  1. justinwhitesel macrumors newbie

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    I've had Windows 7 Bootcamp on my macbook and it's been working fine

    However today I downloaded a keygen for a program and stupidly didn't scan it with AVG before opening it and got that dreaded "Windows Repair" Virus that basically hides all your windows files and shuts down your computer. When I tried to reboot into the bootcamp all I get is a black screen with a flashing "_" symbol. I know how to eliminate the virus IF I COULD JUST GET INTO WINDOWS!

    When I boot into OS Snow Leopard, I click on the Bootcamp partition and it says "0 files". But if i go into terminal and show all hidden files, the bootcamp partition shows all my files. But since they're hidden I'm guessing that is the reason I cannot boot into windows.

    How can I get Windows 7 to boot up again? Once it does, I can take care of the virus on my own but I can't even get into the damn operating system. My files are not deleted since they're still there (obviously) so there's GOT to be a way to get into windows again via bootcamp! I'll show you a picture of what it looks it:

    Here's what it looks like normally:
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    Here's what the partition looks like when I have all hidden files shown:
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    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can't afford to lose a lot of programs and files on my bootcamp partition and lots of friends referred me to the forums on this site saying you guys are the best! Thanks so much
     
  2. justinwhitesel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    really? not one person has an answer or tip or advice on this?

    ok how about this, when i "show all hidden" files, i can see them and drag them into my osx from the bootcamp partition, but they STAY hidden...how do i make them unhidden? because then i'll just drag them over, change them to non-hidden files, then drag them back.

    right?

    :(
     
  3. LiquidSpikes macrumors regular

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    Try this....

    Go to Terminal (Applications->Utilities->Terminal) and type:
    chflags nohidden <file/folder to be hidden>
    use "hidden" instead of "nohidden" to hide a file or folder.

    Tip. Type chflags unhidden <space> then drag the file to the file to the terminal window and then <enter>

    :cool:
     
  4. LiquidSpikes macrumors regular

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  5. justinwhitesel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah that doesnt' really help me
    i downloaded tuxerant which made all the ntfs files unhidden but i dont know if it actually changed their properties
    i'm guessing no since windows 7 will still not boot up
     
  6. justinwhitesel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    also, i've noticed that in my startup disk manager i no longer have the option to boot from windows...
     

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