Can't Choose to Boot Windows after Boot Camp Install

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tamvly, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. tamvly macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2007
    I have an '08 Octo 2.8.

    I created a Boot Camp Partition (an entire drive, actually) and installed XP. The install went off without a hitch ... Except, having rebooted to Mac OS X (10.6.1) there is no way to boot Windows again. Going to Preferences->Boot Disk shows no Book Camp bootable drive.

    Thankfully, I can use Fusion 3.0 to run XP.

    Any ideas?
  2. tdgrn macrumors 6502


    May 1, 2008
    Little Rock, AR
    Do you have NTFS-3G installed on your computer?
    For some reason when I had that installed on my MBP, I couldn't choose it from the preferences menu, although when I booted up my computer and held the option key, I could boot to Windows fine.
  3. tamvly thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2007
    I know what NTFS is but was unaware of a "G3" variant.

    I used the standard Windows install and chose NTFS over FAT, as any sane person would do.
  4. full moon macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2009
    Hold the option key once you start your mac while the start sound is out.

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