HELP! Bootcamp partition disappeared in Startup Manager

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  1. silent2532, Dec 27, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011

    silent2532 macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2010

    So here's what happened. Originally, I have 3 partitions on my Mac. Bootcamp, Macintosh HD, Recovery HD. I'm running Lion but I wanted to run powerPC applications so I tried to install Snow Leopard. I partitioned 25 GB for Snow Leopard. After partitioning, I can only see Macintosh HD and Recovery HD in startup manager.

    Does anyone know how I can make the Bootcamp partition visible again?

    Thanks in advance!

    Edit: BTW, I can still see the Bootcamp Partition on Finder and Disk Utiilty
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    By "startup manager" do you mean the boot loader accessed by hitting Alt/Option on boot? Or the Startup Disk item in System Preferences.

    Is this XP or Vista/7? Which Mac?

  3. silent2532, Dec 27, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2011

    silent2532 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2010
    The bootloader accessed by holding Option/Alt. Well, Bootcamp partition never appeared on the Startup Disk item in System Preferences, even before it disappeared in the bootloader

    I'm on a Base Macbook Pro 13" early 2011. Mac OS 10.7.2, Bootcamp is Windows 7.

    Also, when I tried installing snow leopard on the new partition I made, when I booted by pressing C, it was stuck on the apple logo while beeping 3 times then after a few seconds it will beep 3 times again.

    Edit: So, I managed to "boot" into the bootcamp partition and I got this message, "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key." I'm currently cloning my windows partition using winclone and im planning to repartition my hard drive and restore the cloned image to the new partition

    Edit 2: I was able to fix it by doing the thing above, Cloned the bootcamp partition using winclone and deleted the old partition and created a new one (I also made the partition larger :D ) and restored the clone to the partition. Now I can boot to windows and I have more space! YAY! :D :D :D

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