Extra Windows partition appears in boot selector

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by LoneWolf121188, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    When I hold alt and start my computer, I see my Mac HD and two Windows partitions, not one. Only one works though, the other goes to a setup screen. It's leftover from a failed windows installation. The problem is, I have no idea how to get rid of it. Any idea where those files are or how to edit the boot manager so it doesn't show up? Note that I don't actually have two bootable windows partitions, just one...

       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.1 GB   disk0
       1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk0s1
       2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh Scratch       400.0 GB   disk0s2
       3:       Microsoft Basic Data Windows Scratch         99.8 GB    disk0s3
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *120.0 GB   disk1
       1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk1s1
       2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh HD            85.9 GB    disk1s2
       3:       Microsoft Basic Data Windows                 33.8 GB    disk1s3
    Disk 0 is my 500GB HDD, disk 1 is my SSD. Both have two partitions: an HFS one and an NTFS one. The ones on the SSD are bootable, the ones on the HDD are not. So where's this mystery 2nd bootable windows partition?
  2. res1233 macrumors 65816


    Dec 8, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    If that's truly what your partition table looks like, then it's just a slight firmware bug. I'd ignore it.

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