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

    tamvly

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    Nov 11, 2007
    #1
    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

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    Little Rock, AR
    #2
    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

    tamvly

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    #3
    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

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    #4
    Hold the option key once you start your mac while the start sound is out.
     

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