[Emergency] MacBook can't find the bootloader

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Suno, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. Suno macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2011
    Mid-2012 MBP.

    The only custom part I have is a 256gb SSD. The default partition that the computer boots to is bootcamp.

    Basically, I let the battery die by accident when I forgot to plug the charger in. I plug it back in, boot up and it's fine the first time. Computer crashes almost immediately after and now every time I turn it on, I get a white screen. If I load into Mac partition, it gives me Internet recovery and asks me how I'm going to reinstall the os. If I boot into boot camp, I get a black screen telling me the bootloader is non-existent and to put in a recovery disk.
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Boot into Internet Recovery and reinstall OS X. Relax - all your files, apps and preferences will remain intact.
  3. Suno thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2011
    I can't reinstall OS X. I went into Internet Recovery and tried to do as you said, and it tells me that I already have the latest OS X installed and won't let me. Boot camp partition is locked.
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    This is why one -always- keeps an external BOOTABLE backup drive around...
  5. ssls6 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    Boot recovery, bless the OS X partition (select it as startup drive), then reboot. You may eventually need a windows CD to repair the bootcamp volume.
  6. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    What is the exact text of this error message?

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