Confused - what happened to my boot camp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by GaresTaylan, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2009
    So tonight I was trying to launch bootcamp when booting up my iMac with Lion on it - but holding down alt when starting up wasn't working like it always has. So I got the idea to just boot using the startup disk option is system preferences. Except when I go in there - it no longer shows up?

    I use Parallels, and I can still boot into Windows 7 using Parallels from my boot camp partition... I can even see the partition in disk utility and it appears on my OSX desktop. I repaired permissions and checked the disks... I booted into single user mode and checked the disk there as well - everything was fine.

    There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason to it. No recent updates or anything. Out of nowhere its just not allowing me to use it. Any ideas what has happened or what I can do to fix it? I really don't want to reinstall my bootcamp.
  2. GaresTaylan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2009
  3. johnhurley macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2011
    I think the usual advice here is to try resetting various things on your machine. First the PRAM stuff then other things perhaps.

    Good luck and make sure you have a comprehensive set of backups!

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