BootCamp Windows 7 Partition Not Booting and Not Accessible in Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by niz85, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. niz85 macrumors newbie

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    I was using Windows 7 64-bit (installed via bootcamp) since last 2 years without any problem on my MBP.

    A couple days ago, my display drivers crashed (in Windows) and I hard rebooted the system. It rebooted itself in "startup repair" but couldn't repair itself and I couldn't boot in Windows again.

    I rebooted the system in Mac (OS X 10.6.8). I can't find my Windows partition here. In the "disk utility", it shows "disk0s3" which is greyed out.

    From the mac terminal, I ran the following command:

    Code:
    sudo fdisk /dev/disk0
    which gave me the following output:

    Code:
    Disk: /dev/disk0    geometry: 60801/255/63 [976773168 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 -  398458880] HFS+       
    *3: 07 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [ 399132672 -  577640448] HPFS/QNX/AUX
     4: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 [         0 -          0] unused 
    How can I access my Windows Bootcamp partition in Mac and copy the files from it?

    Any help will be highly appreciated!
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

    justperry

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    #2
    Download Paragon NTFS for Mac, it is a trail, also installs tools to repair a Windows disk in Disk Utility.
    Then in DU click on the Volume and repair.
     
  3. niz85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apr 6, 2013
    #3
    Thanks for your reply.

    I installed Paragon NTFS for Mac. I tried to repair the disk from "disk utility". However, it couldn't repair it. Following messages are shown by DU:

    Code:
    Verify and Repair volume "disk0s3"
    ** /dev/disk0s3
    could not read boot block (input/output error)
    Volume repair complete.
    Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required.
    Error: Disk Utility can't repair this disk. ... disk, and restore your backed-up files.
    Looking forward to further advice.
     

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