Bootcamp and HDD replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thale, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. thale macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I'm in the process of upgrading the hard drive in my mid-2010 MBP, from 250GB to 750GB. I had previously done boot camp, and was running Win7 ultimate perfectly. I cloned the drive using a linux tool (dd command on SysRescCD) and swapped them. When I came to boot from the new disk however, I found that the bootloader couldn't see the windows partition. I ran disk utility from the apple install CD, both partitions seemed fine. I then restarted from there, and was presented with the option to boot from the windows partition, which I selected. On rebooting, after the chime I got a black screen with "No Bootable Device" or some such text displayed. I can boot into OSX Lion just fine.

    Any ideas as to how t oget windows back? I don't really want to have to reinstall from scratch.

    Thanks.
     
  2. SaggyBagz, Apr 13, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012

    SaggyBagz macrumors newbie

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    Hi, try booting from the Windows install disk so you can get to the command prompt in recovery console.

    Try using this command: bootrec /fixboot ( or /fixmbr if /fixboot doesn't do it)

    You don't have to worry about modifying the mbr of the HDD because Mac EFI doesn't natively use this to boot from.
     

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